The Praeger Handbook of Victimology

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Overview

The Praeger Handbook of Victimology is the first full-scale reference to encompass the full scope of the discipline of victim studies, marking its evolution from an initial focus on homicide, child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence to a more wide-ranging modern interpretation that includes hate crimes, terrorism, and cyber crimes such as online bullying, stalking, and identity theft.

The Praeger Handbook of Victimology offers an up-to-date portrait of its field, including the latest research from criminal justice studies, feminist studies, and other disciplines, as well as the changing views of the victim from law enforcement and the public at large. The nearly 200 alphabetically organized entries cover everything from terminology unique to the field to victimizations relative to specific crimes to the extension of crime victim rights and victim interactions with the criminal justice system. Victims' advocates, legal professionals, students, researchers, or anyone fascinated by the impact of crime on society will find this a uniquely informative resource.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Wilson (sociology, University of Arkansas, Conway, AR) and ninety five other experts have put together this handbook intended both for a general audience and college students but which could also be used as a handy reference by law enforcement officers and social workers. The entries explain different forms of being victimized. Violent crimes are

discussed as well as crimes of intimidation, such as cross-burning or threats from corrupt officials. There is a list of important dates in victimology as well as references and websites to help victims find support. Also included are theories as to why some people become criminals or abusers. The entries all emphasize advocacy for and support of victims,

who still are often believed to have done something to invite the crime inflicted upon them."

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Reference & Research Book News

"This is a worthwhile reference tool for victims' advocates and legal professionals, but particularly for academics in the areas of criminal justice, criminology, feminist studies, gerontology, psychology, and sociology. Summing Up: Recommended. Professionals/practitioners, and college and university libraries supporting such programs at the beginning undergraduate level and above."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313359354
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/31/2009
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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