Victims and Victimology

Series
Longman
Author
Jo Goodey  
Publisher
Pearson Longman
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
304
Pub.-date
October 2004
ISBN13
9780582437791
ISBN
0582437792
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Description

This book provides an introduction to the key debates within the area of victims and victimology. While the mainstay of the text focuses on victim-centred criminal and social justice developments in England and Wales, examples from around the world are provided in order to explore the victims 'place' in the context of wider political and policy debates.

The book's eight chapters, together with its introduction and end comment, describe and comment on some of the most salient developments, in recent years, in so-called 'victim-centred' justice.

Victims and Victimology is suitable for courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

 

Features

  • Provides an introduction to victims and the various models that can be applied to victim-centred initiative and theoretical insights
  • Reviews our current understanding of 'who' the victim is and the central themes of victim advocacy and academic victimology
  • Assesses victims as consumers of services and as citizens with rights
  • Discusses the needs and rights of the victim against the needs and rights of the offender
  • Coverage of restorative justice - one of the most interesting and developing areas in the subject
  • The final chapter emphasises new avenues for research with particular respect to traffiking women for sexual exploitation and white collar crime.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Contextualising Victims and Victimology
2. Counting Victimisation: Who are the victims?
3. Understanding 'Fear of Crime' and 'Vulnerability'
4. Academic Victimology, Victim Advocacy and Social Policy
5. Looking at Victims' Needs and Rights
6. Balancing Victims' and Offenders' Rights
7. Restorative Justice: Victim-Centred Paradigm Shift?
8. Neglected and Emergent Victim-Centred Research and Policy End Comment
References

Back Cover

Victims and Victimology

Research, Policy and Practice

Jo Goodey

This book provides an introduction to key debates in the field of victims and victimology. Emergent and established themes in victim-centred research, policy and practice are outlined and illustrated with detailed case studies of important developments; including, for example, repeat victimisation, victim compensation, and probation-based victim contact work. While the mainstay of the text focuses on victim-centred criminal and social justice developments in England and Wales, examples are offered from around the world in an effort to explore the victim's 'place' in the context of wider political and policy debates.

The book's eight chapters, together with its introduction and end comment, describe and comment on some of the most salient developments, in recent years, in so-called 'victim-centred' justice.

KEY FEATURES:

  • reviews our current understanding of 'who' the victim is and criminal justice responses to  victimisation
  • examines the interplay and conflict between academic victimology and victim advocacy
  • discusses the needs and rights of the victim and their impact on defendants' rights
  • provides coverage of different criminal justice models purporting to be 'victim-centred', including restorative justice, one of the most hotly debated criminal justice developments in recent years
  • explores neglected and emergent themes in victim-centred research, such as trafficking in women for sexual exploitation and white collar crime.

Victims and Victimology is suitable for courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Jo Goodey is Research Administrator at the European Commission's Vienna-based European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia.  She is co-editor, with Adam Crawford, of Integrating a Victim Perspective within Criminal Justice (2000), and has published many journal articles and book chapters on a range of victim-related research.