Victims of Crime / Edition 3

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Overview

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: 1/2/2007
  • Series: Victims of Crime Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 370
  • Sales rank: 1,163,365
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1 Another Look at Victim Problems, Policies, and Programs 1
2 Patterns of Criminal Victimization in the United States 9
3 Sexual Assault 27
4 Victims of Domestic Violence 53
5 The Victimization of Children and Youth: Developmental Victimology 86
6 Coming to Terms With the Sudden, Traumatic Death of a Spouse or Child 108
7 Hate Crime Victimization in the United States 134
8 The Psychological Consequences of Crime: Findings From a Longitudinal Population-Based Study 146
9 Victims as Agents: Implications for Victim Services and Crime Prevention 167
10 Violence Prevention Through Victim Assistance: Helping People Escape the Web of Violence 183
11 Victim Rights and Services: A Modern Saga 194
12 Provision for Victims in an International Context 211
13 Victim Participation in the Criminal Justice System 231
14 Making Victims Whole Again: Restitution, Victim-Offender Reconciliation Programs, and Compensation 245
15 Toward a Victim Policy Aimed at Healing, Not Suffering 257
Index 273
About the Editors 289
About the Contributors 291
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