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Victimology
The Essentials

Second Edition


© 2018 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

“A comprehensive and insightful presentation of victimology and victimization, . . . well written, [with] many learning aids within each chapter that benefit the student.”

Michael S. Proctor, Texas A&M University–San Antonio

Victimology: The Essentials, Second Edition, is a comprehensive yet concise core textbook that explores the effects of victimization in the United States and internationally, with an emphasis on vulnerable populations. Drawing from the most up-to-date research, this accessible, student-friendly text provides an overview of the field of victimology, with a focus on the scope, causes, and responses to victimization today. Renowned author and researcher Leah E. Daigle expertly relays the history and development of the field of victimology, the extent to which people are victimized and why, and how the criminal justice system and other social services interact with victims and with each other. The highly anticipated Second Edition features contemporary issues such as stalking, hate crimes, human trafficking, terrorism, and more.

Visit study.sagepub.com/daigle2e to access these valuable instructor resources:

  • The password-protected Instructor Teaching Site includes a test bank, PowerPoint slides, sample syllabi, 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. Consequences of Victimization
Physical Injury  
Mental Health Consequences and Costs  
Economic Costs  
System Costs  
Vicarious Victimization  
Reporting  
Fear of Crime  
 
Chapter 4. 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 5. Victims’ Rights and Remedies
Victims’ Rights  
Financial Remedy  
Remedies and Rights in Court  
 
Section 6. Homicide Victimization - Contributed by Lisa Muftic
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 7. 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 8. 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 Abusive Relationships Continue  
Criminal Justice System Responses to Intimate Partner Violence  
Legal and Community Responses  
 
Chapter 9. Victimization at the Beginning and End of Life: Child and Elder Abuse
Child Maltreatment  
Elder Maltreatment  
 
Section 10. Victimization at School and Work
Victimization at School  
Victimization at School: Grades K–12  
Victimization at School: College  
Victimization at Work  
 
Chapter 11. Property and Identity Theft Victimization
Property Victimization  
Identity Theft  
 
Chapter 12. 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 13. Victimology from a Comparative Perspective - Contributed by Lisa Muftic
Victimology Across the Globe  
Measurement and Extent of Victimization Across the Globe  
Justice System Responses to Victimization  
Victims’ Rights and Assistance Programs  
 
Chapter 14. Contemporary Issues in Victimology: Victims of Hate Crimes, Human Trafficking, and Terrorism
Victims of Hate Crimes  
Victims of Human Trafficking  
Victims of Terrorism  
 
Glossary

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site
  • 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.
  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for the course.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter.
  • Video and multimedia resources which appeal to students with different learning styles

I use the current edition and look forward to “upgrading” to the new edition when it comes out. In some ways, teaching victimology is challenging and this book, along with the ancillaries, make the preparation and instruction very manageable. I certainly intend to use the new edition and will very likely recommend it to colleagues.”

Chad Posick
Georgia Southern University

“A comprehensive and insightful presentation of victimology and victimization…Well written, many learning aids within each chapter that benefit the student.” 

Michael S. Proctor
Texas A & M University – San Antonio

Well researched and comprehensive coverage of topics”

Laura A. Patterson
Shippensburg University

Comprehensive text that integrates theory, research, and practice”

Edna Erez
University of Illinois at Chicago

“Lots of information is provided…There are several topics within each section. The ancillary materials are a huge bonus and put together well”

Melissa J. Tetzlaff-Bemiller
University of Memphis
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • A new chapter on Homicide Victimization (Chapter 6) provides students with definitions for different types of homicide and homicide victims, the risk factors and characteristics of victims, homicide measurements both nationally and globally, and legal and community responses to homicide victimization.  
  • New Focus on Research boxes in every chapter highlight the connection and impact research has on the field of victimology.
  • An updated Victim Rights and Remedies chapter now includes information on victims’ rights to protection, rights and legislation related to evidence, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (2013), the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, and victim compensation.
  • Updated statistics offer students the latest data on victimization and types of victimization from NCVS and UCR, as well as current data on human trafficking, theft, household burglary, motor vehicle theft, identity theft, victims of hate crime, victimization of persons with disabilities, and victims of terrorism.
  • New data sources such as Crime in England and Wales Survey and DataNational Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault, and Sexual Misconduct are explained.
  • New and expanded topics keep students engaged, such as recurring victimization and its link to mental illness; risk factors for sexual victimization, for example, engaging in risky lifestyles; victimization and mental illness research outside the United States; importation/deprivation as explanations for the victimization of prisoners; institutional factors related to victimization of prisoners; and the connection between immigration and victimization.
  • New theoretical developments regarding recurring victimization introduce students to topics such as compounding vulnerability, victimization salience, and negative state dependence.
KEY FEATURES:
  • An overarching focus on the extent, causes, and responses to victimization equips students with the foundational knowledge they need to apply key concepts to real-life situations.     
  • Each chapter is specific to a type of victimizationconsistently 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.      
  • A focus on international issues in a boxed discussion as well as a full chapter on comparative victimology offer students a global persepctive for key topics and issues in victimology.
  • Ripped From the Headlines boxes in every chapter feature fresh and contemporary news stories that students can relate to and apply to the concepts being introduced.
  • 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 and discuss with classmates.
  • 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.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Introduction to Victimology


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