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Victimology



© 2016 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Drawing from the most up-to-date research, Victimology is an accessible, student-friendly text that provides students with an overview of the field of Victimology. Renowned authors and researchers Leah E. Daigle and Lisa R. Muftic expertly relay the history and development in this growing field to equip students with a strong foundation from which to build. Students will develop an understanding for why people are victimized, as well as how the Criminal Justice system and other social services interact with victims and each other. Students will also receive information about specific types of victimization, including contemporary issues such as stalking, hate crimes, human trafficking, terrorism, and more!

 
Chapter 1. Introduction to Victimology
What Is Victimology?  
The History of Victimology: Before the Victims’ Rights Movement  
The Role of the Victim in Crime: Victim Precipitation, Victim Facilitation, and Victim Provocation  
The History of Victimology: The Victims’ Rights Movement  
Contributions of the Victims’ Rights Movement  
Victimology Today  
 
Chapter 2. Extent, Theories, and Factors of Victimization
Measuring Victimization  
Theories and Explanations of Victimization  
 
Chapter 3. The Victim–Offender Overlap
The Link Between Victimization and Offending  
Explaining the Link between Victimization and Offending  
The Victim–Offender Overlap and Specific Types of Victimization  
 
Chapter. 4 Consequences of Victimization
Physical Injury  
Mental Health Consequences and Costs  
Economic Costs  
System Costs  
Vicarious Victimization  
Reporting  
Fear of Crime  
 
Chapter 5. Recurring Victimization
Types of Recurring Victimization  
Extent of Recurring Victimization  
Characteristics of Recurring Victimization  
Risk Factors for Recurring Victimization  
Theoretical Explanations of Recurring Victimization  
Consequences of Recurring Victimization  
Responses to Recurring Victimization  
 
Chapter 6. Victims’ Rights and Remedies
Victims’ Rights  
Financial Remedy  
Remedies and Rights in Court  
 
Chapter 7. Homicide Victimization
Defining Homicide Victimization  
Measurement and Extent of Homicide Victimization  
Risk Factors for and Characteristics of Homicide Victimization  
Different Types of Homicide Victimization  
Victim Precipitation  
Indirect (Secondary) Victimization  
Legal and Community Responses to Homicide Victimization  
 
Chapter 8. Sexual Victimization
What Is Sexual Victimization?  
Measurement and Extent of Sexual Victimization  
Risk Factors for and Characteristics of Sexual Victimization  
Responses to Sexual Victimization  
Consequences of Sexual Victimization  
Special Case: Sexual Victimization of Males  
Legal and Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Victimization  
Prevention and Intervention  
 
Chapter 9. Intimate Partner Violence
Defining Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse  
Measurement and Extent  
Who Is Victimized?  
Risk Factors and Theories for Intimate Partner Violence  
Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence  
Why Women Do Not Leave Abusive Relationships  
Criminal Justice System Responses to Intimate Partner Violence  
Legal and Community Responses  
 
Chapter 10. Victimization at the Beginning and End of Life
Child Maltreatment  
Elder Maltreatment  
 
Chapter 11. Victimization of Special Populations
Victimization of Persons With Disabilities  
Who Is Victimized?  
Patterns of Victimization  
Risk Factors for Victimization for Persons With Disabilities  
Responses to Victims With Disabilities  
Victimization of Persons With Mental Illness  
Victimization of the Incarcerated  
 
Chapter 12. Victimization at School and Work
Victimization at School  
Victimization at School: Grades K–12  
Victimization at School: College  
Victimization at Work  
 
Chapter 13. Property and Identity Theft Victimization
Property Victimization  
Identity Theft  
 
Chapter 14. Victimology From a Comparative Perspective
Victimology Across the Globe  
Measurement and Extent of Victimization Across the Globe  
Justice System Responses to Victimization  
 
Chapter 15. Contemporary Issues in Victimology
Victims of Hate Crimes  
Victims of Human Trafficking  
Victims of Terrorism  

Supplements

Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
Instructors Resource Site

The password-protected Instructor Resource Site includes the following:

·  A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.

·  A Respondus electronic test bank is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.

·  Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.

·  Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.

·  EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.

"Crime victimization has emerged as one of the most central, timely, and critical issues to understand among policymakers, practitioners, and academics.  Daigle and Muftic have crafted an excellent resource for students and professionals alike to learn about the “big picture” as well as the more detailed problems and solutions surrounding victimology.  This book is approachable, digestible, and leaves the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the state of victimology – and the key areas that will increasingly become important in the future." 

Kate Fox
Arizona State University

“Victimology is an expansive field making it a challenge to cover well in a single text. Nevertheless, Daigle and Muftic, two respected and prolific researchers, have done just that with their comprehensive coverage of victimology in their new text. I find that this work offers everything one needs to gain a broad understanding about victimology in a single source. It is welcome addition to the victimology literature and a text sure to be widely used and appreciated.”

Callie M. Rennison
University of Colorado at Denver
Key features

KEY FEATURES:  

  • An overarching focus on the extent, causes, and responses to victimization equips students with the foundational knowledge needed to apply key concepts to real-life situations     
  • Each chapter specific to a type of victimization consistently defines and measures the type of victimization, provides the characteristics, risk factors, and consequences of victimization, and concludes with the responses taken by the legal system, the criminal justice system, and other social services      
  • Criminological theories are presented in chapter two and applied throughout the book to help students understand why some people are victims while others remain unscathed  
  • A focus on international issues in a boxed discussion as well as a full chapter on comparative victimology offer students a comparative view for key topics and issues in victimology
  • A Ripped From the Headlines boxed feature gives students fresh and contemporary news stories that relate to the application of the concepts being introduced in each chapter
  • Research projects and findings within each chapter, both in Focus on Research boxes and throughout the narrative, highlight the connection and impact research has had in the field of victimology and offer questions for readers to reflect on
  • An illustration program with photos, tables, charts and graphs appeals to students with all types of learning styles and makes valuable content more accessible and interesting  with all types of learning styles and makes valuable content more accessible and interesting

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 3


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