Victims of Crime / Edition 3

Victims of Crime / Edition 3

by Randy J Davis, Arthur J. Lurigio, Susan Herman
     
 

The Third Edition of this widely used and respected book has been thoroughly revised and updated to offer the most current research, thinking, and best practices regarding crime victims and crime victim services. Using an engaging and comprehensible format, editors Robert C. Davis, Arthur J. Lurigio, and Susan Herman provide a synopsis of the contemporary literature… See more details below

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The Third Edition of this widely used and respected book has been thoroughly revised and updated to offer the most current research, thinking, and best practices regarding crime victims and crime victim services. Using an engaging and comprehensible format, editors Robert C. Davis, Arthur J. Lurigio, and Susan Herman provide a synopsis of the contemporary literature and debates on significant topics in the field of criminal victimization.

New to the Third Edition: Features the latest research and studies in the areas of violence, abuse, and victims' rights: The editors have included many new key areas of interest in the field, along with related research, to make this text the most current and relevant on the market today. Some of the new topics include elder abuse, school-based violence, homicide survivors, victims of terrorist acts, the role of first responders, and changes in victim assistance programs. Focuses on the emerging issues and policies in the fields of victim rights and crime prevention: New contributors, all preeminent experts in their fields, update original concepts to draw attention to current trends and recent research on victimization crimes along with policy changes in victim services. Provides an even more accessible introduction to criminal victimization: Written in a jargon-free fashion, chapters are now introduced with engaging vignettes, which feature individual case studies that bring to life the material that follows. In addition, the text enhances student interest by relating topical subjects from the text to current events.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412936576
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/21/2007
Series:
Victims of Crime Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
1Another Look at Victim Problems, Policies, and Programs1
2Patterns of Criminal Victimization in the United States9
3Sexual Assault27
4Victims of Domestic Violence53
5The Victimization of Children and Youth: Developmental Victimology86
6Coming to Terms With the Sudden, Traumatic Death of a Spouse or Child108
7Hate Crime Victimization in the United States134
8The Psychological Consequences of Crime: Findings From a Longitudinal Population-Based Study146
9Victims as Agents: Implications for Victim Services and Crime Prevention167
10Violence Prevention Through Victim Assistance: Helping People Escape the Web of Violence183
11Victim Rights and Services: A Modern Saga194
12Provision for Victims in an International Context211
13Victim Participation in the Criminal Justice System231
14Making Victims Whole Again: Restitution, Victim-Offender Reconciliation Programs, and Compensation245
15Toward a Victim Policy Aimed at Healing, Not Suffering257
Index273
About the Editors289
About the Contributors291

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