Victimology: The Essentials

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Overview

Victimology: The Essentials is the comprehensive, yet concise core textbook for your course! Drawing from the most up-to-date research, this accessible, student-friendly text provides an overview of the field of Victimology, with an overarching focus on the extent, causes, and responses to victimization. Renowned author and researcher Leah E. Daigle expertly relays the history and development of the field of Victimology, the extent to which and why people are victimized, how the Criminal Justice system and other social services interact with victims and each other, and information about specific types of victimization, including contemporary issues such as stalking, hate crimes, human trafficking, terrorism, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452258393
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/18/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 842,441
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Leah E. Daigle is Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Georgia State University. She received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2005. Her most recent research has centered on repeat sexual victimization of college women and the responses that women use during and after being sexually victimized. Her other research interests include the development and continuation of offending over time and gender differences in the antecedents to and consequences of criminal victimization and participation across the life-course. She is co-author of Criminals in the Making: Criminality Across the Life Course and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles that have appeared in Justice Quarterly; Journal of Quantitative Criminology; Victims and Offenders; and the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1. Introduction to Victimology
Chapter 2. Extent, Theories, and Factors of Victimization
Chapter 3. Consequences of Victimization
Chapter 4. Recurring Victimization
Chapter 5. Victims’ Rights and Remedies
Chapter 6. Sexual Victimization
Chapter 7. Intimate Partner Violence
Chapter 8. Victimization at the Beginning and End of Life: Child and Elder Abuse
Chapter 9. Victimization of Special Populations
Chapter10. Victimization at School and Work
Chapter 11. Property and Identity Theft Victimization
Chapter 12. Contemporary Issues in Victimology: Victims of Hate Crimes, Human Trafficking, and Terrorism

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