Most chapters include "Introduction."
1. Introduction and History of Victimology.
The Development of Laws.
The Rise of the Victims' Movement.
2. Measurement of Crime and Its Effects.
3. The Criminal Justice System and Victims.
The Criminal Court System.
Criminal Justice Procedures.
4. The Civil Justice System and Victims.
Juvenile Court Dependency Procedures.
I. RESPONSES TO VICTIMIZATION.
5. The Consequences of Victimization.
6. Empowering Victims.
II. SPECIAL TYPES OF VICTIMS.
7. Homicide Victims.
Responding to Special Needs.
8. Females as Victims.
9. Spouses as Victims.
Introduction to Spouse Abuse.
Theories on Spousal Abuse.
The Criminal Justice Response to Spousal Abuse.
10. Child Victims.
Types of Child Abuse.
Extent of the Problem.
Cycle of Violence.
Other Theories Regarding Child Abuse.
Special Types of Child Abuse.
11. Elderly Victims.
Theories of Elder Abuse.
12. Hate Crimes.
Cultural Awareness Case Study.
13. Special Victim Populations.
Gay and Lesbian Victims.
III. VICTIMS' RIGHTS.
14. Negligence and Intentional Torts.
Assault and Battery.
Defenses to Intentional Torts.
15. Third Party Liability and Insurance.
Duty to Protect.
Classifications of Parties.
Theories of Liability.
16. Constitutional and Civil Rights of Victims.
Section 1983 Actions.
1983 Theories of Liability.
Violence Against Women Act.
17. Compensation and Restitution of Victims.
18. Victim Impact Statements.
History of Victim Impact Statements.
The Use of Victim Impact Statements.
The Effect of Victim Impact Statements.
Victim Impact Panels.
Epilogue: Emerging Trends.
Rural Crime Victims.
Violence and Victims.
Professionalism versus Academia.
The Study of Victimology.
Appendix: Critical Dates in the Victims'Rights Movement.