Victims, Crime and Society / Edition 1

Victims, Crime and Society / Edition 1

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Victims, Crime and Society / Edition 1

Organized around the intersecting social divisions of class, race, age, and gender, the book provides an engaging and authoritative overview of the nature of victimisation in society. In addition to a review of the major theoretical developments in relation to understanding aspects of victimization in society, individual chapters explore the political and social context of victimisation and the historical, comparative, and contemporary research and scholarly work on it.

Each chapter includes the following:

- Background and glossary

- Theory, research and policy review

- 'Thinking critically about...' sections

- Reflections and future research directions

- Summary and conclusions

- Annotated bibliography

Victims, Crime and Society is the essential text on victims for students of criminology, criminal justice, community safety, youth justice and related areas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412907606
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/07/2007
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.52(h) x (d)

About the Author

Pam graduated in Social Sciences from what was then Sheffield City Polytechnic in 1985 and two years later followed this with a Masters degree in Criminology from University College Cardiff. She then held part-time lecturing posts in both Cardiff and Worcester before moving north to Newcastle to commence a full-time research post with Northumbria Police where she worked for five years. In 1991, Pam spent a year on secondment to Leicester University, Scarman Centre for the Study of Public Order as a Research Associate on a project entitled 'Police Co-operation in Europe' funded by Commission for the European Communities. Pam first joined Northumbria University on a part-time basis in 1989 and in 1993 joined the full-time staff.

Peter has worked at Northumbria University since 1994 and before that at the Universities of Leicester and Hull. He gained his undergraduate degree from Northumbria University and studied at postgraduate level at Hull University. Between 2002 and 2008 he was a Senior Advisor to the Home Office and has been a council member and trustee of the independent charity the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, Kings College, London since 1996.

Table of Contents

Victims, Crime and Society - Pamela Davies, Peter Francis and Chris Greer
News Media, Victims and Crime - Chris Greer
Social Class, Social Exclusion, Victims and Crime - Hazel Croall
Victims of White Collar and Corporate Crime - Hazel Croall
'Race', Ethnicity, Victims and Crime - Peter Francis
Men, Victims and Crime - Sandra Walklate
Women, Victims and Crime - Pamela Davies
Young People, Victims and Crime - Peter Francis
Old Age, Victims and Crime - Azrini Wahidin and Jason Powell
Criminal (In)justice for Victims? - Pamela Davies

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