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Victimology : Legal, Psychological, and Social Perspectives

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1st
ISBN13:

9780205191536

ISBN10:
0205191533
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/1998
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

The rights of victims has always been a concern of certain groups of people. Today, however, more and more groups, associations, and individuals are concerned about victim's rights. This book addresses those concerns and provides an overview of the field of victimology as well as answers to some difficult questions. The AUTHOR examines emerging areas in the field such as the consequences of victimization and empowering victims. It also includes the financial impact of crime and the extensive coverage of global issues. Social workers, family therapists, medical providers, psychologists, criminal justice employees.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction 1(72)
1. Introduction and History of Victimology
1(18)
Introduction
2(1)
The Development of Laws
3(3)
Social Forces
6(3)
Victimology Theories
9(3)
The Rise of the Victims' Rights Movement
12(7)
2. Measurement of Crime and Its Effects
19(16)
Official Reports
20(9)
Other Reports
29(6)
3. The Criminal Justice System and Victims
35(22)
The Criminal Court System
36(6)
The Parties
42(5)
Criminal Justice Procedures
47(10)
4. The Civil Justice System and Victims
57(16)
Civil Procedures
58(8)
Juvenile Court Dependency Procedures
66(2)
Restorative Justice
68(5)
Responses to Victimization 73(34)
5. The Consequences of Victimization
73(17)
Physical Consequences
74(4)
Mental Consequences
78(4)
Financial Consequences
82(8)
6. Empowering Victims
90(17)
Introduction
91(1)
Media
91(5)
Legislation
96(4)
Public Speaking
100(3)
Fundraising
103(4)
Special Types of Victims 107(137)
7. Homicide Victims
107(15)
Introduction
108(6)
Responding to Special Needs
114(8)
8. Females as Victims
122(24)
Sexual Assault
123(5)
Stranger Rape
128(4)
Acquaintance Rape
132(2)
Marital Rape
134(3)
Sexual Harassment
137(9)
9. Spouses as Victims
146(22)
Introduction to Spousal Abuse
147(5)
Theories on Spousal Abuse
152(4)
The Criminal Justice Response to Spousal Abuse
156(12)
10. Child Victims
168(26)
Types of Child Abuse
169(2)
Extent of the Problem
171(3)
Cycle of Violence
174(3)
Other Theories Regarding Child Abuse
177(6)
Special Types of Child Abuse
183(11)
11. Elder Victims
194(12)
Elder Abuse
195(2)
Theories of Elder Abuse
197(3)
Elder Victimization
200(6)
12. Hate Crimes
206(16)
Cultural Awareness
207(4)
Hate Crimes
211(7)
Cultural Awareness Case Study
218(4)
13. Special Victim Populations
222(22)
HIV AIDS Victims
223(6)
Disabled Victims
229(4)
Gay and Lesbian Victims
233(11)
Victims' Rights 244(88)
14. Negligence and Intentional Torts
244(18)
Introduction
245(2)
Negligence
247(2)
Wrongful Death
249(1)
Assault and Battery
250(1)
False Imprisonment
251(1)
Mental Distress
252(1)
Joint Tortfeasors
253(3)
Defenses to Intentional Torts
256(6)
15. Third-Party Liability and Insurance
262(21)
Introduction
263(1)
Duty to Protect
264(2)
Classifications of Parties
266(3)
Theories of Liability
269(1)
Unlawful Activity
270(1)
Life Insurance
271(2)
Homeowners' Insurance
273(2)
Automobile Insurance
275(2)
Liability Insurance
277(1)
Workers' Compensation
278(5)
16. Constitutional and Civil Rights of Victims
283(19)
Section 1983 Actions
284(3)
1983 Theories of Liability
287(3)
Violence Against Women Act
290(2)
Injunctions
292(4)
Defenses
296(6)
17. Compensation and Restitution of Victims
302(14)
Compensation
303(5)
Restitution
308(8)
18. Victim Impact Statements
316(16)
History of Victim Impact Statements
317(5)
Use of Victim Impact Statements
322(3)
Effect of Victim Impact Statements
325(3)
Victim Impact Panels
328(4)
Epilogue: Emerging Trends 332(12)
Campus Crime 332(1)
Stalking 333(1)
Workplace Violence 334(2)
Gang Violence 336(2)
Rural Crime Victims 338(2)
Violence and Victims 340(1)
Technology 341(1)
Professionalism versus Academia 341(1)
The Study of Victimology 342(2)
Appendix: Critical Dates in the Victims' Rights Movement 344(11)
Index 355


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