With an author team led by Bonnie S. Fisher, one of the preeminent scholars in the field, Introduction to Victimology: Contemporary Theory, Research, and Practice is ideal for victimology survey courses at any level. This unique volume employs an integrated approach that focuses on theory, research, and practice. It covers a wide range of issues and also addresses unique topics such as victim decision making, fear of crime, and preventing victimization.
Incorporates relevant theory into the coverage of each key topic and connects the topics through theories that have developed over the past several decades
Offers theoretical explanations for the causes and correlates of victimization, the reoccurrence of victimization, and domains of victimization
Examines research across the main topics by discussing both classic and current studies
Provides case studies and examples of victimology in practice, linking theory to practice and highlighting programs that have successfully addressed issues like prevention, mitigation of harm, and responses to victims and victimization
Introduces students to current research in theory testing, discussing how accurate various theories have been shown to be
"Spotlight on Theory," "Spotlight on Research," and "Spotlight on Policy" boxes offer in-depth looks at timely topics