Victimology: Legal, Psychological, and Social Perspectives

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Harvey Wallace / Cliff Roberson  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
352
Pub.-date
December 2013
ISBN13
9780133495522
ISBN
0133495523
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Description

For all courses in the field of victimology.

 

This student-friendly, easy-to-read, text is current and discusses recent trends in the field of victimology.

 

Victimology: Legal, Psychological, and Social Perspectives, 4e is a student-friendly, easy-to-read text that covers the field of victimology. Fully updated with the latest trends, it reflects the field’s growing focus on the entire victim-offender relationship, while taking a global perspective on the study of victimology. The text is divided into four major areas. The authors first introduce traditional victimology theories, the measurement of crime, and both civil and criminal processes. (Civil process is included because it is an important aspect of the victim–offender interaction.) Second, 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. A brief discussion of the juvenile system is also included because more attention is being focused on youth violence. Throughout the text, key concepts are supported with a comprehensive package of pedagogical material and teaching/learning aids.

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

 

This book offers a current look at victimology, examining emerging areas in the field.  It provides:

  • Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage–including both theory and professional issues, legal issues, and the latest trends in victimology: Prepares students to work in victimology as the field is practiced today, and to advance the field in the future
  • Examination of the victim–offender relationship in the various types of crime: Helps the reader to understand the nature of the crime and the needs of the victim
  • Global perspective on the study of victimology: Provides the student with a broader understanding of the field and helps students understand and apply concepts used in other countries to victim services in this country
  • Discussions of various responses to victimization, including the consequences of victimization and empowering victims: Provides the student with a more in-depth understanding of the responses to victimization
  • Superior pedagogical features: Gives students the tools to master key concepts faster and more effectively

Features

For all courses in the field of victimology.

 

This student-friendly, easy-to-read, text is current and discusses recent trends in the field of victimology.

 

Victimology: Legal, Psychological, and Social Perspectives, 4e is a student-friendly, easy-to-read text that covers the field of victimology. Fully updated with the latest trends, it reflects the field’s growing focus on the entire victim-offender relationship, while taking a global perspective on the study of victimology. The text is divided into four major areas. The authors first introduce traditional victimology theories, the measurement of crime, and both civil and criminal processes. (Civil process is included because it is an important aspect of the victim—offender interaction.) Second, 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. A brief discussion of the juvenile system is also included because more attention is being focused on youth violence. Throughout the text, key concepts are supported with a comprehensive package of pedagogical material and teaching/learning aids.

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

 

This book offers a current look at victimology, examining emerging areas in the field.  It provides:

  • Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage—including both theory and professional issues, legal issues, and the latest trends in victimology: Prepares students to work in victimology as the field is practiced today, and to advance the field in the future
  • Examination of the victim—offender relationship in the various types of crime: Helps the reader to understand the nature of the crime and the needs of the victim
  • Global perspective on the study of victimology: Provides the student with a broader understanding of the field and helps students understand and apply concepts used in other countries to victim services in this country
  • Discussions of various responses to victimization, including the consequences of victimization and empowering victims: Provides the student with a more in-depth understanding of the responses to victimization
  • Superior pedagogical features: Gives students the tools to master key concepts faster and more effectively 

Features

 

Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage—including both theory and professional issues, legal issues, and the latest trends in victimology: 

  • Clear, coherent discussion of legal issues—presenting a unified, in-depth discussion of emerging issues related to the legal system’s response to victims, including both criminal and civil processes; victims’ constitutional rights; impact statements; compensation and restitution; and much more, helps students gain a coherent understanding of all the legal issues victims encounter, and all the remedies that may be available to them 
  • Financial impact of crime—including more coverage of the financial effects of crime on its victims than any other text, helps students gain a fuller understanding of all the impacts victims suffer, including crucial impacts often neglected in the literature 

Examination of the victim—offender relationship in the various types of crime: 

  • Detailed coverage of hate crimes and special victim populations--including crimes against gays  and the disabled,  helps students work more effectively with a broader spectrum of victims 

Global perspective on the study of victimology:

  • Gives students a deeper understanding of victimology on the world stage--discussing victimology in its widest applications 

Superior pedagogical features:

  • Proven pedagogical tools to promote effective learning--including challenging practicums for class discussion and critical thinking; Focus Boxes highlighting topical issues; legal cases; discussion questions; chapter overviews, learning objectives, lists of key terms and phrases, review questions, and chapter summaries
  • Suggested readings and references–guiding students to many of the field’s most useful and trustworthy resources for additional information and helps students quickly find reliable sources for further study
  • Comprehensive instructor support--including PowerPoint presentations covering the entire text, a complete test bank, and an instructor's manual

New to this Edition

Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage–including both theory and professional issues, legal issues, and the latest trends in victimology:

  • NEW! Victimization theories--keeping up with the currentschool ofthought
  • NEW! Up-to-date topics of discussion---including:
    • Victimology as a discipline
    • The birth of criminology
    • The different approaches to victimization
    • The Violence Against Women Act of 2013
    • Expanded discussion on restorative justice
    • Expanded discussion on the National Incident-Base Reporting System
    • Differences between ASD and PTSD
      • History of Amber Alerts
    • Sexual assault classifications
    • Sandusky child sex abuse and mandatory reporting
    • Elder Justice Act of 2010  

Examination of the victim–offender relationship in the various types of crime: 

  • NEW! Current topics of discussion---including: elder abuse in the future, homeless victims, vicarious/secondary trauma to service providers , and significant partner homicides

Global perspective on the study of victimology:

  • EXPANDED! Discussion on international victimology--examining victimology from an international perspective
  • EXPANDED! Discussion on terrorism--keeps students abreast with what's happening in the world of terrorism today

Discussion of various responses to victimization, including the consequences of victimization and empowering victims:

  • NEW! Topics to this edition include discussions on--victims of identity theft,  negative social consequences of victimization, the consequences of grief, social media and victim services, how to develop a victim impact statements, national child abuse prevention month   

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction and History of Victimology  

Chapter 2 An Overview of the Justice System

Chapter 3 Measurement of Crime and Its Effects  

Chapter 4 The Consequences of Victimization  

Chapter 5 Empowering Victims 

Chapter 6 Homicide Victims  

Chapter 7 Sexual Victimzation

Chapter 8 Intimate Partner Abuse

Chapter 9 Child Abuse 

Chapter 10 Elder Abuse  

Chapter 11 Hate Crimes  

Chapter 12 Special Victim Populations  

Chapter 13 Negligence and Intentional Torts  

Chapter 14 Constitutional and Civil Rights of Victims  

Chapter 15 Compensation and Restitution of Victims  

Chapter 16 Victim Impact Statements  

Chapter 17 International Aspects of Victimology  

Epilogue Broad Themes  

Appendix Critical Dates in the Victims’ Rights Movement Victimology-Related Web Sites 

Index