Victims of Crime

Victims of Crime

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Sage Publications
The Fourth Edition of this widely used and respected book has been thoroughly revised and updated to include newly contributed and updated articles utilizing the latest research and studies in the areas of violence, abuse, and victims' rights from experts in the field. It has a stronger focus on emerging issues and policies in the field of victimology than other comparable texts and offer the most current research, thinking, and best practices regarding crime victims and crime victim services. Using an engaging and comprehensible format, editors Robert C. Davis, Arthur J. Lurigio, and Susan Herman provide a synopsis of the contemporary literature and debates on significant topics in the field of criminal victimization.

Book News
This text is designed for students in criminal justice and for professionals who deal with crime victims, such as victims' rights advocates, social workers, lawyers, and counselors. The book begins with one contributor's autobiographical and historical account of the origins of the victims' movement. Part 1 summarizes research on the prevalence of victimization types such as sexual violence, hate crimes, and elder abuse, while part 2 details the response to victims available through the criminal justice system, the social network, and the legislative process. Part 3 covers contemporary issues, with new chapters on crime in schools, cybercrime, the mental health and behavioral consequences of terrorism, and child trafficking in the US. This fourth edition offers new opening and closing chapters looking at the history and future of the field of crime victim studies and victim services. Davis is affiliated with the RAND Corporation. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, c2013
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9781452203201
Characteristics: xx, 544 p. : ill. ; 26 cm


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