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

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Overview

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.
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Takes a global perspective on the study of victimology, with material divided into four major areas. An introduction surveys traditional theories regarding victimology, the measurement of crime, and the civil and criminal process, and briefly discusses the juvenile system. Section II covers consequences and responses of victimization and empowering victims. A third section discusses special types of victims, including homicide and family violence victims, the disabled, hate crime victims, and gay and lesbian victims. A final section explains civil remedies available to victims. Pedagogical features include chapter outlines, learning objectives, key terms, and discussion questions. Material is presented in a readable yet sophisticated style. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135071571
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 511,955
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and History of Victimology

2. Measurement of Crime and Its Effects

3. The Consequences of Victimization

4. Empowering Victims

5. Homicide Victims

6. Females as Victims

7. Intimate Partner Abuse

8. Child Victims

9. Elder Victims

10. Hate Crimes

11. Special Victim Populations

12. An Overview of the Criminal Justice System

13. Civil Court Proceedings and Victims

14. Negligence and Intentional Torts

15. Constitutional and Civil Rights of Victims

16. Compensation and Restitution of Victims

17. Victim Impact Statements

18. International Aspects of Victimology

Epilogue: Broad Themes

Appendix: Critical Dates in the Victims’ Rights Movement

Appendix: Victimology Related Web Sites

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