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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."
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."