Victimology - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9781437734867, 9781437735116

Victimology

6th Edition

eBook ISBN: 9781437735116
Imprint: Anderson
Published Date: 23rd March 2011
Page Count: 488

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Description

This breakthrough work provides an organizing structure for the history and current state of the field of victimology, and outlines the reasons compelling a separate focus on crime victims. Highly readable, Victimology explores the role of victimology in today’s criminal justice system, examining the consequences of victimization and the various remedies now available for victims. In addition to adding the latest developments in victimology, the authors have included a new chapter on property victimization, and have enhanced and expanded the chapter on personal victimization. The text is supplemented by learning tools including chapter-by-chapter learning objectives, key terms, illustrative figures and tables, and a listing of related Internet sites.

Key Features

  • The text provides a comprehensive overview of the origins and scope of victimology, with detailed chapters on specific types of victimization
  • The authors offer analysis of policy decisions and historical events, with an eye toward future developments in the field
  • A key chapter highlights the important global impact of restorative justice on responding to the plight of victims
  • The ever-changing dynamics of contemporary work and school victimization are dissected with special attention to causes and societal responses
  • The text is supplemented by learning tools including chapter-by-chapter learning objectives, key terms, illustrative figures and tables, and listings of related Internet sites

Readership

Students in the criminal justice field.

Table of Contents

1. The Scope of Victimology

2. Gauging the Extent of Criminal Victimization

3. Property Victimization

4. Personal Victimization

5. The Costs of Being a Victim

6. Remedying the Plight of Victims

7. Restorative Justice

8. Sexual Battery

9. Intimate Partner Violence

10. Child Maltreatment

11. Elder Abuse

12. Victimization at Work and School

13. Victim Rights

Details

No. of pages:
488
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Anderson 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Anderson
eBook ISBN:
9781437735116

Reviews

"This sixth edition of a text on the history and current state of the field of victimology offers a new chapter on property victimization and an expanded chapter on personal victimization. The text explores the role of victimology in today's criminal justice system, examines consequences of victimization and various remedies available for victims, and analyzes policy decisions. Some areas examined are measuring criminal victimization, restorative justice, types of restitution and compensation, sexual battery and intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, and victimization at work and school. Learning features include chapter objectives, key terms, and a list of websites."--Reference and Research Book News