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Victims, Crime and Society: An Introduction / Edition 2

Victims, Crime and Society: An Introduction / Edition 2

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This book provides a thorough account of victimization across the social spectrum of class, race, age and gender. The Second Edition has been fully revised and expanded, with two parts now spanning the key perspectives and issues in victimology.

Covering theoretical, social and political contexts, the book:

  • Includes new chapters on defining and constructing victims, fear and vulnerability, sexuality, white collar crime and the implications of crime policy on victims
  • Examines a global range of historical and theoretical perspectives in victimology and features a new chapter on researching victims of crime
  • Reinforces your learning through critical thinking sections, future research suggestions, chapter summaries and a glossary of key terms

Victims, Crime and Society is the essential text for studies in victimology across criminology, criminal justice, community safety, youth justice, and related areas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781446255919
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/26/2017
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 883,673
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.80(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: An Introduction
Defining Victims and Victimisation
News Media, Victims and Crime
Historical Perspectives in Victimology
Theoretical Perspectives in Victimology
Global Perspectives in Victimology
Fear, Vulnerability and Victimisation
Gender, Victims and Crime
Older People, Victims and Crime
Socio-Economic Inequalities, Victims and Crime
Race, Religion, Victims and Crime
Sexuality, Victims and Crime
Victims of the Powerful

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