Victims, Crime And Society

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-12-07
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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Victims, Crime and Society offers a comprehensive overview of the key themes and debates relating to victimization today. Organized around the intersecting social divisions of class, race, age and gender, the book addresses the defining issues in a critical, yet lively and accessible way. It explores the: social construction of victims and 'victimhood', key theoretical perspectives in victimology, patterning and nature of risk, crime and victimization, experiences of crime victims and the unequal impact of victimization, political economy of criminal victimization, social and criminal justice response to criminal victimization.

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Victims, Crime and Societyp. 1
News Media, Victims and Crimep. 20
Social Class, Social Exclusion, Victims and Crimep. 50
Victims of White-Collar and Corporate Crimep. 78
'Race', Ethnicity, Victims and Crimep. 109
Men, Victims and Crimep. 142
Women, Victims and Crimep. 165
Young People, Victims and Crimep. 202
Old Age, Victims and Crimep. 234
Criminal (In)Justice for Victims?p. 251
Indexp. 279
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