9780133495522

Victimology Legal, Psychological, and Social Perspectives

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  • ISBN13:

    9780133495522

  • ISBN10:

    0133495523

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/23/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Victimology: Legal, Psychological, and Social Perspectives, 4e is a student-friendly, easy-to-read text that covers the field of victimology. Fully updated with the latest trends, it reflects the field’s growing focus on the entire victim-offender relationship, while taking a global perspective on the study of victimology. The text is divided into four major areas. The authors first introduce traditional victimology theories, the measurement of crime, and both civil and criminal processes. (Civil process is included because it is an important aspect of the victim—offender interaction.) Second, they discuss responses to victimization, including techniques for empowering victims. They next turn to special types of victims, including the elderly, the disabled, and gay and lesbian victims. Finally, they thoroughly review the civil remedies available to crime victims. A brief discussion of the juvenile system is also included because more attention is being focused on youth violence. Throughout the text, key concepts are supported with a comprehensive package of pedagogical material and teaching/learning aids.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction and History of Victimology  

Chapter 2 An Overview of the Justice System

Chapter 3 Measurement of Crime and Its Effects  

Chapter 4 The Consequences of Victimization  

Chapter 5 Empowering Victims 

Chapter 6 Homicide Victims  

Chapter 7 Sexual Victimzation

Chapter 8 Intimate Partner Abuse

Chapter 9 Child Abuse 

Chapter 10 Elder Abuse  

Chapter 11 Hate Crimes  

Chapter 12 Special Victim Populations  

Chapter 13 Negligence and Intentional Torts  

Chapter 14 Constitutional and Civil Rights of Victims  

Chapter 15 Compensation and Restitution of Victims  

Chapter 16 Victim Impact Statements  

Chapter 17 International Aspects of Victimology  

Epilogue Broad Themes  

Appendix Critical Dates in the Victims’ Rights Movement Victimology-Related Web Sites 

Index  

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