Victimology: Legal, Psychological, and Social Perspectives

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Pearson A&B, 2007 - Social Science - 403 pages
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Victimology, 2/e "Harvey Wallace"
ISBN: 0205486258 This text provides an overview of the field of Victimology. The author examines emerging areas in the field, such as the consequences of victimization and empowering victims. The text includes both traditional and modern approaches to victims' issues and concentrates on issues affecting both victims and victim service providers. New to this edition:
  • Chapter 14 "International Victimology" examines Victimology from an international perspective including the United Nations response. This chapter includes mass victimization from war and natural disasters. It is the only text on the market to examine international aspects of Victimology. In light of the destruction and damage that has occurred in the United States as a result of hurricanes and other natural disasters, this chapter provides a timely and well-thought-out approach to these "newly recognized" victims.
  • Includes new theories regarding victimization to various chapters to allow the instructors the option of discussing various theories that impact victims.
  • Includes topics such as school violence, bullying, and victims of terrorism.

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Contents

Measurement of Crime and Its Effects
23
The Criminal Justice System and Victims
39
The Civil Justice System and Victims
61
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