This comprehensive text for students in criminal justice, victimology, and victims' issues examines past and current victimological studies and information. The authors discuss crime victims in relationship to the criminal justice system including the police, courts, and corrections. In addition, women, children, elderly, and minority victims are addressed, as well as international victim systems and crime prevention strategies. This text is a thorough and complete analysis of victims' issues.
Table of Contents1. Introduction to Crime Victims. 2. Crime Victimization. 3. The Victim and the Police. 4. The Victim and the Courts. 5. The Victim and Corrections. 6. Women as Victims. 7. Children as Victims. 8. Elderly as Victims. 9. Minorities as Victims. 10. Crime Prevention. 11. International Victim Systems. 12. Future of Victimology.