Victimology: Legal, Psychological, and Social Perspectives / Edition 3

Victimology: Legal, Psychological, and Social Perspectives / Edition 3

by Harvey Wallace, Cliff Roberson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0135071577

ISBN-13: 9780135071571

Pub. Date: 01/19/2010

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This student-friendly, easy-to-read text covers the entire field of victimology. Fully updated to reflect the latest trends, VICTIMOLOGY: LEGAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES, 3/e reflects the field’s growing focus on the entire victim-offender relationship, while taking a global perspective on the study of victimology. The authors first

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This student-friendly, easy-to-read text covers the entire field of victimology. Fully updated to reflect the latest trends, VICTIMOLOGY: LEGAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES, 3/e reflects the field’s growing focus on the entire victim-offender relationship, while taking a global perspective on the study of victimology. The authors first introduce traditional victimology theories, the measurement of crime, and both civil and criminal processes. Next, they discuss responses to victimization, including techniques for empowering victims. They next turn to special types of victims, including the elderly, the disabled, and gay and lesbian victims. Finally, they thoroughly review the civil remedies available to crime victims.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135071571
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/19/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Most chapters include "Introduction."

Preface.

Introduction.

1. Introduction and History of Victimology.
The Development of Laws.
Social Forces.
Victimology Theories.
The Rise of the Victims' Movement.

2. Measurement of Crime and Its Effects.
Official Reports.
Other Reports.

3. The Criminal Justice System and Victims.
The Criminal Court System.
The Parties.
Criminal Justice Procedures.

4. The Civil Justice System and Victims.
Civil Procedures.
Juvenile Court Dependency Procedures.
Restorative Justice.

I. RESPONSES TO VICTIMIZATION.

5. The Consequences of Victimization.
Physical Consequences.
Mental Consequences.
Financial Consequences.

6. Empowering Victims.
Legislation.
Public Speaking.
Fundraising.

II. SPECIAL TYPES OF VICTIMS.

7. Homicide Victims.
Responding to Special Needs.

8. Females as Victims.
Sexual Assault.
Stranger Rape.
Acquaintance Rape.
Marital Rape.
Sexual Harassment.

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.
Elder Abuse.
Theories of Elder Abuse.
Elder Victimization.

12. Hate Crimes.
Cultural Awareness.
Hate Crimes.
Cultural Awareness Case Study.

13. Special Victim Populations.
HIV/AIDS Victims.
Disabled Victims.
Gay and Lesbian Victims.

III. VICTIMS' RIGHTS.

14. Negligence and Intentional Torts.
Negligence.
Wrongful Death.
Assault and Battery.
False Imprisonment.
Mental Distress.
Joint Tortfeasors.
Defenses to Intentional Torts.

15. Third Party Liability and Insurance.
Duty to Protect.
Classifications of Parties.
Theories of Liability.
Unlawful Activity.
Life Insurance.
Homeowners Insurance.
Automobile Insurance.
Liability Insurance.
Workers' Compensation.

16. Constitutional and Civil Rights of Victims.
Section 1983 Actions.
1983 Theories of Liability.
Violence Against Women Act.
Injunctions.
Defenses.

17. Compensation and Restitution of Victims.
Compensation.
Restitution.

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.
Campus Crime.
Stalking.
Workplace Violence.
Gang Violence.
Rural Crime Victims.
Violence and Victims.
Technology.
Professionalism versus Academia.
The Study of Victimology.

Appendix: Critical Dates in the Victims'Rights Movement.

Index.

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