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Pub. Date:
09/15/2015
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Oxford University Press
Introduction to Victimology: Contemporary Theory, Research, and Practice

Introduction to Victimology: Contemporary Theory, Research, and Practice

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ISBN-13: 9780199322497
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 279,353
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Bonnie S. Fisher is Professor of Criminal Justice and Fellow of the Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati. She has been a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Panel on Measuring Rape and Sexual Assault. She was awarded the Academy Fellow Award by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in 2014 and the Rieveschl Award for Creative and/or Scholarly Works by the University of Cincinnati in 2012.

Bradford W. Reyns is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Weber State University, where he teaches courses in victimology, criminology, and research methods. In 2015 he was awarded the Dello G. Dayton award for excellence in research and teaching by Weber State University.

John J. Sloan III is Professor of Criminal Justice, Chair of the Department of Justice Sciences, and Co-Founder and Director of the Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received the inaugural President's Award for Excellence in Classroom Instruction at UAB in 1998 and has subsequently been a finalist for that award multiple times. In 2014, he was runner-up for the Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching, the highest award for teaching given by the university.

Table of Contents

PA R T I : O R I G I N S A N D T H E O R I E S I N V IC T IM OLO G Y 1

c h a p t e r 1: Origins of Victimology 5
c h a p t e r 2: Opportunity Theories of Victimization 33
c h a p t e r 3: Contemporary Theories of Victimization 61


PA R T I I : S O U R C E S , T R E N D S , A N D T Y P E S OF V IC T IM I Z AT ION 97

c h a p t e r 4: Sources of Victimization Data 101
c h a p t e r 5: Personal Victimization 139
c h a p t e r 6: Victimization of Women, Children, and the Elderly 175
c h a p t e r 7: Property and White-Collar Victimization 209
c h a p t e r 8: Domain-Specific Opportunities for Victimization 241
c h a p t e r 9: Recurring Victimization 281


PA R T I I I : R E S P O N S E S T O A N D C O N S E Q U E N C E S OF V IC T IM I Z AT ION 309

c h a p t e r 10: Victim Decision Making 313
c h a p t e r 11: Consequences of Victimization 337
c h a p t e r 12: Responding to Victimization 369
c h a p t e r 13: Fear of Criminal Victimization 393


PA R T I V : T H E P R E V E N T ION OF V IC T IM I Z AT ION I N T H E 2 1 S T C E N T U R Y 423

c h a p t e r 14: Preventing Victimization with Environmental Criminology 427

I N D E X 4 65
Acknowledgments
Preface
Part I: Origins and Theories in Victimology
Chapter 1. Origins of Victimology
Chapter 2. Opportunity Theories of Victimization
Chapter 3. Contemporary Theories of Victimization
Part II: Sources, Trends, and Types of Victimization
Chapter 4. Sources of Victimization Data
Chapter 5. Personal Victimization
Chapter 6. Victimization of Women, Children, and the Elderly
Chapter 7. Property and White-Collar Victimization
Chapter 8. Domain-Specific Opportunities for Victimization
Chapter 9. Recurring Victimization
Part III: Responses to and Consequences of Victimization
Chapter 10. Victim Decision Making
Chapter 11. Consequences of Victimization
Chapter 12. Responding to Victimization
Chapter 13. Fear of Criminal Victimization
Part IV: The Prevention of Victimization in the 21st Century
Chapter 14. Preventing Victimization with Environmental Criminology
Index

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