Victimology / Edition 6

Victimology / Edition 6

by Taylor and Francis, Steven P. Lab
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1437734863

ISBN-13: 9781437734867

Pub. Date: 04/06/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Doerner (Florida State University) and Lab (Bowling Green State University) trace the historical elimination of the victim from social processing of criminal acts, examine the costs associated with being a victim of crime, and summarize theories about the root causes of sexual assault, spouse abuse, child maltreatment, elderly abuse, and homicide. The fourth edition

Overview

Doerner (Florida State University) and Lab (Bowling Green State University) trace the historical elimination of the victim from social processing of criminal acts, examine the costs associated with being a victim of crime, and summarize theories about the root causes of sexual assault, spouse abuse, child maltreatment, elderly abuse, and homicide. The fourth edition updates references, statistics, and websites. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781437734867
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/06/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figuresxiii
List of Tablesxvii
Chapter 1The Scope of Victimology1
Introduction1
The Victim Throughout History1
The Reemergence of the Victim3
Empirical Studies of Victim Precipitation9
A New Approach: General Victimology13
Critical Victimology16
The Victim Movement17
Summary and Overview of This Book21
Key Terms23
Chapter 2Gauging the Extent of Criminal Victimization25
Introduction25
The Uniform Crime Reports26
Statistics from the UCR27
Victimization Surveys30
Statistics from the NCVS43
Repeat Victimization48
Summary51
Key Terms51
Chapter 3The Costs of Being a Victim53
Introduction53
The Consequences of Victimization54
Prosecutorial-Based Victim-Witness Projects63
Beyond the Prosecutor's Office72
Dissenting Voices76
Summary79
Key Terms79
Chapter 4Remedying the Plight of Victims81
Introduction81
Offender Restitution82
Civil Litigation89
Private Insurance93
Victim Compensation93
Does Victim Compensation Work?101
Summary106
Key Terms106
Chapter 5Sexual Assault109
Introduction109
Defining Sexual Assault110
Measuring the Extent of Rape113
Theories of Sexual Assault121
The Aftermath of Rape126
Legal Reforms130
The Impact of Legal Reform138
Responding to Sexual Assault Victims140
Summary147
Key Terms147
Chapter 6Spouse Abuse149
Introduction149
A Brief History of Spousal Violence150
The Extent of Spousal Violence152
Theories of Spouse Abuse156
Police Intervention161
The Minneapolis Experiment165
Reaction to the Minneapolis Experiment167
The Minneapolis Experiment Replications173
Prosecutorial and Judicial Action175
Coordinating System Approaches181
More Recent Responses183
Summary195
Key Terms196
Chapter 7Child Maltreatment199
Introduction199
The Discovery of Child Maltreatment199
Understanding the Discovery of Child Maltreatment201
A Survey of Child Maltreatment Laws202
The Incidence of Child Maltreatment210
Some Characteristics of Maltreated Children213
Theories of Child Maltreatment214
Some Coping Strategies218
Summary231
Key Terms231
Chapter 8Elder Abuse233
Introduction233
Defining the Elderly234
Criminal Victimization of the Elderly234
Fear of Crime236
Elder Abuse and Neglect241
The Incidence of Elder Maltreatment246
Some Characteristics of Victims and Offenders249
Institutional Abuse251
Theories of Elder Abuse and Neglect253
Responding to Elder Abuse and Neglect257
Summary260
Key Terms261
Chapter 9Homicide263
Introduction263
The Extent of Homicide Victimization264
Theories of Homicide Victimization271
Survivors of Homicide Victimization285
Summary290
Key Terms291
Chapter 10Victimization at Work and School293
Introduction293
Victimization at Work294
Victimization at School307
Sexual Harassment318
Summary324
Key Terms325
Chapter 11Victim Rights327
Introduction327
Victim Rights Amendment328
Victim Rights Legislation336
The Effect of Victim Rights Legislation346
Victim Impact Statements346
Informal Victim Participation350
Some Closing Thoughts355
Summary357
Key Terms358
References359
Subject Index407
Author Index415

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