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 fieldâ 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.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction and History of Victimology 2. Measurement of Crime and Its Effects 3. The Consequences of Victimization 4. Empowering Victims 5. Homicide Victims 6. Females as Victims 7. Intimate Partner Abuse 8. Child Victims 9. Elder Victims 10. Hate Crimes 11. Special Victim Populations 12. An Overview of the Criminal Justice System 13. Civil Court Proceedings and Victims 14. Negligence and Intentional Torts 15. Constitutional and Civil Rights of Victims 16. Compensation and Restitution of Victims 17. Victim Impact Statements 18. International Aspects of Victimology Epilogue: Broad Themes Appendix: Critical Dates in the Victims' Rights Movement Appendix: Victimology Related Web Sites