Imagining The Victim Of Crime

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McGraw-Hill International, Oct 1, 2006 - Social Science - 189 pages
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Written in the post 9/11 context this book considers the efficacy of theory and policy relating to questions of victimhood to accommodate the current political and cultural climate and offers a critical understanding of both. It adopts an explicitly cross-cultural position on these questions.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 Are we all victims now?
7
Chapter 2 Ways of thinking about victims and victimology
25
Chapter 3 Exploring criminal victimization and its impact
57
Chapter 4 Victimization risk and fear
82
Chapter 5 Responding to victims needs or harnessing victims rights?
102
Chapter 6 Crime victims and justice
133
Criminal victimization globalization and cosmopolitanism
154
References
161
Index
181
Back cover
190
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About the author (2006)

Sandra Walklate is currently the Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at the University of Liverpool. She is internationally recognised for her work on victims and criminal victimisation and this is her third book that addresses those concerns. Her previous publications include; Victimology: The Victim and the Criminal Justice Process (1989), Critical Victimology (with R. Mawby, 1994); Understanding Criminology (2nd ed. 2003 Open University Press); Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice (2nd ed. 2004).

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