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

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This text provides an overview of the field of victimology. The authors examine emerging areas in the field, such as the consequences of victimization, international victimology, and the value of empowering victims. The text includes both traditional and modern approaches to victims' issues and analyzes issues affecting both victims and victim service-providers.

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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: 637,753
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction and History of Victimology 1

Ch. 2 Measurement of Crime and Its Effects 23

Ch. 3 The Consequences of Victimization 37

Ch. 4 Empowering Victims 57

Ch. 5 Homicide Victims 73

Ch. 6 Females As Victims 88

Ch. 7 Intimate Partner Abuse 112

Ch. 8 Child Victims 133

Ch. 9 Elder Victims 157

Ch. 10 Hate Crimes 170

Ch. 11 Special Victim Populations 186

Ch. 12 An Overview of the Criminal Justice System 210

Ch. 13 Civil Court Proceedings and Victims 229

Ch. 14 Negligence and Intentional Torts 243

Ch. 15 Constitutional and Civil Rights of Victims 256

Ch. 16 Compensation and Restitution of Victims 273

Ch. 17 Victim Impact Statements 287

Ch. 18 International Aspects of Victimology 301

Epilogue: Broad Themes 328

Appendix Critical Dates in the Victims' Rights Movement Victimology-Related Web Sites 332

Index 346

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