From white-collar to environmental crime, and hate crime to sexual violence, the study of victims and of the processes of victimisation is indispensable to understanding the full scale of the effects of crime in society. In...Show More
From white-collar to environmental crime, and hate crime to sexual violence, the study of victims and of the processes of victimisation is indispensable to understanding the full scale of the effects of crime in society. In this book, Basia Spalek offers a theoretically detailed and empirically rich account of how victimology has developed into a field that transcends academic disciplines and brings together researchers, practitioners, activists and community members.
This second edition of Crime Victims continues to be a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the historical, social, political and cultural issues and trends in approaches to victims and victimisation. It introduces victimological theory, explores the impacts of crime on victims, and the challenges involved in developing victim support services. In addition, acknowledging the increasing recognition of trauma as central to understanding victimisation, it includes a therapeutic toolkit for victims, offenders and practitioners working in and with the criminal justice system.
With Cutting Edge Research and Case Study sections added at the end of each chapter to highlight victimology as a vibrant and continuously developing field, Crime Victims is an essential resource to a broad audience, ranging from students of victimology, criminology and sociology to practitioners and professionals.
Comprehensive: the book carefully guides students through the historical, social, political and cultural issues and trends in approaches to victims and victimisation
Includes a focus on trauma as central to understanding processes of victimisation in contemporary society
Integrates boxed case studies and cutting edge research which offer a snapshot of the key developments in the field
1. Introducing Victimology: victimhood, social justice and trauma
2. A History of Victimology
3. Exploring Victimisation through Social Harm
4. Victimology and Psychological Traumatology
5. Researching Victimisation and Trauma
6. State-based Responses to Victimisation
7. Self-help Responses to Victimisation
8. Victims' Rights and Challenges for Practitioners
9. A Toolkit for Victims, Offenders and Practitioners
10. Future Developments and Implications.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Great Debates in Gender and Law Rosemary Auchmuty
- Critical Statistics Robert de Vries
- Environmental Science in Building Randall McMullan
- Theatre and Christianity Elizabeth Schafer
- The Occult in Medieval Europe 500-1500 P G Maxwell-Stuart
- Why Punish? Rob Canton
- The Criminology and Criminal Justice Companion Sue Robinson, Tracy Cussen
- Policing the Crisis Stuart Hall, Chas Critcher, Tony Jefferson, John Clarke, Brian Roberts
- Murder and Mayhem David Nash, Anne-Marie Kilday
- The Innocent and the Criminal Justice System Michael Naughton
- Crime and Social Theory Eamonn Carrabine
- Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Lisa Smith, John Bond