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Understanding Violence and Victimization

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3rd
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9780131119673

ISBN10:
0131119672
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2004
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

For courses in Victimology, Criminology, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Ethics in Criminal Justice, Deviance, and Crime Prevention. This text attempts to address the sources of violence and its effects on people and situations. Providing different perspectives on the causes of victimization, it also discusses how violence breeds. It examines the social and environmental factors that influence victimization, offender-victim relationships, and legal and behavioral responses to victims.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Victimization: Theories and Reporting Measures
1(34)
Learning Objectives
1(1)
Introduction
1(1)
Violence and the Fear of Violent Crime
2(2)
Fear of Crime
3(1)
Crime and Victimization Data
4(8)
Sources of Data on Crime and Victimization
4(8)
Impact of Victimization
12(5)
Review of Early Victimization Theory
17(4)
Mendelshon's Typologies
17(1)
Hentig's Victim Classification
18(2)
Sellin and Wolfgang's Typology of Victimization
20(1)
Modern Victimization Theory
21(14)
Cultural Trappings
21(1)
Victim Precipitation Theory
22(3)
Spatial Relations
25(3)
The New Technology
28(1)
Summary
29(1)
Key Terms and Concepts
30(1)
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
30(5)
Victims of Intimate Violence
35(47)
Learning Objectives
35(1)
Introduction
35(1)
The Stalking Problem
36(5)
Anti-Stalking Legislation
41(2)
Federal Law
43(1)
The Psychological and Social Consequences of Stalking
43(1)
Intimate Partner Violence
44(2)
Extended Victims of Partner Violence
46(1)
Explaining Partner Violence
47(4)
Recognizing a Potentially Abusive Partner
51(1)
The Law and Domestic Violence
52(10)
Development in the States
53(8)
The Federal Crime Control Act and Domestic Violence
61(1)
Elder Abuse and Neglect
62(3)
Nursing Home Negligence
63(2)
Child Abuse and Neglect
65(3)
Victims of Rape and Sexual Violence
68(8)
Marital Rape
69(1)
Date Rape and Dating Violence
70(4)
Impact of Rape and Dating Violence
74(1)
Responding to Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault
74(1)
Preventing Dating Violence
75(1)
Summary
76(1)
Key Terms and Concepts
77(1)
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
77(5)
Stranger Violence and Victimization
82(22)
Learning Objectives
82(1)
Introduction
82(1)
Robbery
83(5)
Home Invasion Robbery
84(2)
Carjacking
86(2)
Murders and Assaults by Strangers
88(11)
Spontaneous Murders
89(5)
Directed Targets
94(2)
Bias and Hate Motivated Crimes
96(3)
Avoiding Stranger Victimization
99(5)
Summary
100(1)
Key Terms and Concepts
100(1)
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
101(3)
Workplace Violence, Harassment, and Victimization
104(36)
Learning Objectives
104(1)
Introduction
104(1)
Overview of Violence in the Workplace
105(5)
Categorization of Workplace Violence
110(1)
Sources of Distress that Can Result in Workplace Violence
111(2)
Warning Signs of Violence
113(13)
Employer Liability for Workplace Victimization
126(4)
Sexual Harassment and Legal Liability
130(2)
Reducing the Violence Threat: The Targeted Human Resource Approach
132(8)
Summary
136(1)
Key Terms and Concepts
136(1)
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
137(3)
School Violence and Victimization
140(25)
Learning Objectives
140(1)
Introduction
140(1)
Research on School Crime and Violence
141(6)
Teachers at Risk
147(1)
Explaining School Violence
148(5)
Early Warning Signs of Violent Behavior
153(3)
Responding to School Violence
156(9)
Summary
161(1)
Key Terms and Concepts
162(1)
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
162(3)
Criminal Justice Injustice
165(21)
Learning Objectives
165(1)
Introduction
165(1)
Sources of Injustice
166(1)
The Police
166(3)
Remedies for Police Injustice
169(1)
Courts and Sentencing
170(7)
Crime Legislation and Injustice
177(4)
Corrections
181(5)
Summary
183(1)
Key Terms and Concepts
184(1)
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
184(2)
Responding to Criminal Victimization
186(53)
Learning Objectives
186(1)
Introduction
186(1)
Proactive Responses
187(23)
Community Violence Prevention Strategies
187(3)
Personal Defense Measures and the Gun Debate
190(3)
Security Measures
193(8)
Opportunity Reduction Strategies
201(9)
Reactive Responses to Victimization
210(29)
Victim Compensation Programs
212(5)
Legislation to Protect Victims
217(5)
Sexual Offender Notification Laws
222(1)
Sexually Violent Predator Act
222(1)
Anti-Gang Legislation
223(1)
Crime Control Legislation in 2000 and Beyond
224(1)
Victim Advocacy Groups
225(4)
Civil Justice for Victims
229(4)
Summary
233(1)
Key Terms and Concepts
233(1)
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
234(5)
Appendix A: Major Sources of Victimization Data and Information 239(4)
Appendix B: Resource Guide 243(4)
Index 247


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