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Understanding Violence and Victimization,9780132193825

Understanding Violence and Victimization

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Edition:
4th
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9780132193825

ISBN10:
0132193825
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

KEY BENFIT:This book 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.Includes domestic and international terrorism and addresses the violence of both. Discusses motives of terrorists, violence dissemination and ways to combat terrorism. Reviews early victimization theory ( Mendelshonrs"s Typologies, Hentigrs"s Victim Classification, Sellin and Wolfgangrs"s Typology of Victimization) and modern victimization theory ( Victim Precipitation Theory, Spatial Relations, etc.). Includes chapters on a broad range of topics such as: intimate violence, stranger violence, workplace violence, school violence, and terrorism. Covers responses such as community violence prevention strategies, personal defense measures, security measures, legislation to protect victims, sexual offender notification laws, anti-gang legislation, victim advocacy groups, etc. Law Enforcement

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Victimization: Theories and Reporting Measures
1(37)
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
5(7)
Impact of Victimization
12(7)
Review of Early Victimization Theory
19(4)
Hentig's Victim Classification
20(2)
Mendelshon's Typology
22(1)
Sellin and Wolfgang's Typology of Victimization
22(1)
Modern Victimization Theory
23(15)
Cultural Trappings
23(1)
Victim Precipitation Theory
24(3)
Spatial Relations
27(3)
The New Technology
30(2)
Summary
32(1)
Key Terms And Concepts
33(1)
Discussion Questions And Learning Activities
33(1)
Web Sources
34(1)
Recommended Readings
34(1)
References
34(4)
Victims of Intimate Violence
38(49)
Learning Objectives
38(1)
Introduction
38(1)
The Stalking Problem
39(9)
Anti-Stalking Legislation
42(4)
Federal Law on Stalking
46(1)
The Psychological and Social Consequences of Stalking
47(1)
Intimate Partner Violence
48(10)
Extended Victims of Partner Violence
51(1)
Explaining Partner Violence
52(3)
Recognizing a Potentially Abusive Partner
55(3)
The Law and Domestic Violence
58(8)
Development in the States
58(7)
The Federal Crime Control Act and Domestic Violence
65(1)
Elder Abuse and Neglect
66(4)
Nursing Home Negligence
68(2)
Child Abuse and Neglect
70(3)
Victims of Rape and Sexual Violence
73(14)
Marital Rape
74(1)
Date Rape and Dating Violence
75(4)
Impact of Rape and Dating Violence
79(1)
Responding to Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault
80(1)
Summary
80(1)
Key Terms And Concepts
81(1)
Discussion Questions And Learning Activities
81(1)
Web Sources
81(1)
Recommended Readings
82(1)
References
82(5)
Stranger Violence and Victimization
87(24)
Learning Objectives
87(1)
Introduction
87(1)
Robbery
88(6)
Home Invasion Robbery
89(2)
Carjacking
91(3)
Murders and Assaults by Strangers
94(10)
Spontaneous Murders
95(5)
Directed Targets
100(4)
Bias and Hate-Motivated Crimes
104(7)
Hate and Bias Crime Legislation
106(1)
Summary
107(1)
Key Terms And Concepts
107(1)
Discussion Questions And Learning Activities
108(1)
Web Sources
108(1)
Recommended Readings
108(1)
References
109(2)
Workplace Violence, Harassment, and Victimization
111(38)
Learning Objectives
111(1)
Introduction
111(1)
Overview of Violence in the Workplace
112(4)
Categorization of Workplace Violence
116(2)
Sources of Workplace Violence
118(2)
Warning Signs of Violence
120(12)
Bullying in the Workplace
132(2)
Employer Liability for Workplace Victimization
134(4)
Sexual Harassment and Legal Liability
138(2)
Reducing the Violence Threat: The Targeted Human Resource Approach
140(9)
Summary
144(1)
Key Terms And Concepts
145(1)
Discussion Questions And Learning Activities
145(1)
Web Sources
146(1)
Recommended Readings
146(1)
References
146(3)
School Violence and Victimization
149(27)
Learning Objectives
149(1)
Introduction
149(1)
Research on School Crime and Violence
150(7)
Teachers at Risk
157(1)
Explaining School Violence
158(5)
Early Warning Signs of Violent Behavior
163(4)
Bullying
163(1)
Understanding School Violence
164(3)
Responding to School Violence
167(9)
Summary
171(1)
Key Terms And Concepts
172(1)
Discussion Questions And Learning Activities
172(1)
Web Sources
172(1)
Recommended Readings
173(1)
References
173(3)
Criminal Justice Injustice
176(23)
Learning Objectives
176(1)
Introduction
176(1)
Sources of Injustice
177(1)
The Police
177(4)
Remedies for Police Injustice
180(1)
Courts and Sentencing
181(7)
Crime Legislation and Injustice
188(4)
Corrections
192(7)
Summary
194(1)
Key Terms and Concepts
195(1)
Discussion Questions And Learning Activities
196(1)
Web Sources
196(1)
Recommended Readings
196(1)
References
197(2)
The Violence of Terrorism
199(23)
Learning Objectives
199(1)
Introduction
199(1)
Domestic and International Terrorism
200(6)
Domestic Terrorism
200(4)
International Terrorism
204(2)
The Violence and Victims of Terrorism
206(8)
Motives of Violence
210(1)
Violence Dissemination
211(1)
Suicide Terrorism
212(2)
Weapons of Mass Destruction
214(2)
Biological and Chemical Weapons
214(1)
Nuclear or Radiological Terrorism
215(1)
Cyber Terrorism
216(1)
Combating Terrorism
216(1)
Homeland Security
217(1)
The USA Patriot Act
217(5)
Summary
218(1)
Key Terms And Concepts
218(1)
Discussion Questions And Learning Activities
219(1)
Web Sources
219(1)
Recommended Readings
219(1)
References
220(2)
Responding to Criminal Victimization
222(53)
Learning Objectives
222(1)
Introduction
222(1)
Proactive Responses
223(24)
Community Violence Prevention Strategies
223(3)
Personal Defense Measures and the Gun Debate
226(3)
Security Measures
229(8)
Opportunity Reduction Strategies
237(10)
Reactive Responses to Victimization
247(28)
Victim Compensation Programs
248(7)
Legislation to Protect Victims
255(3)
Sexual Offender Notification Laws
258(1)
Sexually Violent Predator Act
258(1)
Anti-Gang Legislation
259(1)
Crime Control Legislation in 2000 and Beyond
260(2)
Victim Advocacy Groups
262(4)
Civil Justice for Victims
266(2)
Summary
268(1)
Key Terms And Concepts
269(1)
Discussion Questions And Learning Activities
269(1)
Web Sources
270(1)
Recommended Readings
270(1)
References
270(4)
Further Readings
274(1)
Appendix A: Major Sources of Victimization Data and Information 275(3)
Appendix B: Resource Guide 278(3)
Index 281


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