This student-friendly, easy-to-read text covers the entire field of victimology. Fully updated to reflect the latest trends, VICTIMOLOGY: LEGAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES, 3/e reflects the field’s growing focus on the entire victim-offender relationship, while taking a global perspective on the study of victimology. The authors first introduce traditional victimology theories, the measurement of crime, and both civil and criminal processes. Next, 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.
Takes a global perspective on the study of victimology, with material divided into four major areas. An introduction surveys traditional theories regarding victimology, the measurement of crime, and the civil and criminal process, and briefly discusses the juvenile system. Section II covers consequences and responses of victimization and empowering victims. A third section discusses special types of victims, including homicide and family violence victims, the disabled, hate crime victims, and gay and lesbian victims. A final section explains civil remedies available to victims. Pedagogical features include chapter outlines, learning objectives, key terms, and discussion questions. Material is presented in a readable yet sophisticated style. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.