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Victimology: A Study of Crime Victims and Their Roles / Edition 1
     

Victimology: A Study of Crime Victims and Their Roles / Edition 1

by Judith M. Sgarzi, Jack McDevitt
 

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ISBN-10: 0134372867

ISBN-13: 9780134372860

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Pearson

Giving a voice to the victims in society today this volume was written to raise awareness about the often forgotten victims of crime. Designed to give readers a broader perspective about the experience of victims, this volume provides information on a wide variety of crimes within their individual contexts and demonstrates to readers some of the range of

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Giving a voice to the victims in society today this volume was written to raise awareness about the often forgotten victims of crime. Designed to give readers a broader perspective about the experience of victims, this volume provides information on a wide variety of crimes within their individual contexts and demonstrates to readers some of the range of experiences that crime victims are forced to deal with. It addresses victims' support policies and programs and provides a realistic approach to understanding the process of victimization and the broad range of coping mechanisms that victims employ to deal with their particular experience. The volume addresses predators and their targets including serial killers, date rape, professional misconduct, victims of child abuse, female youth gangs, victims of domestic violence and terrorism, hate crime victimization and racial profiling, victims in organizational contexts and responses to victimization. For individuals in criminal justice, psychology and sociology professions with an interest in victims experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780134372860
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
397
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION.

II. TARGETS OF PREDATORS.

1. Victims of Serial Killers: The “Less-Dead.”

2. Perceived Risks of Date Rape.

3. The Client in Professional Misconduct.

4. The Media Influence on Behavior and Violence.

III. VICTIMS OF POLITICAL OR IDENTITY STATUS.

5. Victims of Child Abuse.

6. The Role in Criminal Offending of Female Youth Gangs.

7. Victims of Domestic Violence.

8. Victims of Terrorism.

9. Hate Crime Victimization: A Comparison of Bias and Non-Bias Motivated Assaults.

10. Victims of Racial Profiling.

IV. VICTIMS IN ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXTS.

11. Victims of Prison Violence.

12. Victims of School Violence.

13. Victims of Campus Violence.

14. Victims of Workplace Violence.

15. Victims of Victimless Crimes.

16. Victims of Internet Fraud.

V. RESPONSES TO VICTIMIZATION.

17. The Law and Victims.

18. Police and the Victims of Domestic Violence.

19. Victims in the Justice Process.

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