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The third and final installment of the Shoham handbook trilogy, this work follows in the tradition of the International Handbook of Penology and Criminal Justice and the International Handbook of Criminology by providing state-of the-art information contributed by the leading experts in the field. The comparative nature of the cultural information presented provides a theoretical framework from which to rethink the field of victimology. The book covers such topics as the victim's revolution, radical and positivist victimology, and victimology research. It also examines victim involvement in rape and other crimes and discusses battered women, female prisoners, and date rape. Written for a wide-ranging audience, the text also explores media coverage and public perceptions of victims.
Shlomo G. Shoham is Professor of Law and an interdisciplinary lecturer at Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, and is a world-renowned criminologist who has published more than 100 books and about 1,000 articles on crime, deviance, philosophy, religion, psychology, and the human personality. Over the years, he has developed his innovative personality theory, a highly appraised new theory of personality development. In 2003, Professor Shoham was awarded the Israel Prize for research in criminology. Previously, he was awarded the Sellin-Glueck Award, the highest prize in American criminology, and recently the prestigious Emet Prize. He is the recipient of a decoration from the prime minister of France. Professor Shoham has lectured all over the world and has been a resident at the universities of Oxford, Harvard, and the Sorbonne. Paul Knepper is Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffi eld, and Visiting Professor, Institute of Criminology, University of Malta. His research has explored sociopolitical definitions of race, conceptual foundations of crime prevention, and historical origins of contemporary responses to crime. Martin Kett is a self-employed technical writer and translator. He received a BSc in mathematics and statistics from Bar-Ilan University, Israel. a
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2010
Edited by Martin Kett
Edited by Paul Knepper
Edited by Shlomo Giora Shoham
Country of Publication
N/A; None; 20 Tables, black and white; 39 Illustrations, black and white
CRC Press Inc
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