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Crime Victimization : A Comprehensive Overview - by Elizabeth Quinn Wright & Sara Brightman (Paperback)

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Crime Victimization: A Comprehensive Overview provides students with a broad picture of the work done to draw attention to crime victims and the overall effects of victimization, including victim needs for recovery from crime. This text explores victimization at the street crime level, but also delves into less commonly discussed types of victimization including state and corporate crime, hate crime, cybercrime, environmental crime, and workplace violence.This text addresses the full spectrum of victimization from “victimless” crimes to repeat victimizations and provides students with an understanding of why victimization occurs, how victims deal with the aftereffects, what services are available to victims, and how professionals in the criminal justice, medical, religious, and therapeutic fields can both help and hinder victims’ journeys toward recovery. The evolution of the victims’ rights movement, along with the development of national victim service organizations, important pieces of legislation, and international victimological associations are presented to provide students with an idea of the work that practitioners, activists, and researchers have done to both improve services to and enhance our understanding of crime victims overall.Crime Victimization provides a global understanding of victimization to highlight the impact of the crime phenomenon on the overall human condition. Additionally, students are introduced to burgeoning developments in the victim services field along with profiles of victimologists, victims’ rights activities, and victim service providers to help them identify the impact they can have on the field of victimology and on individual crime victims in their chosen fields.In this new edition, students will find updated crime victimization statistics throughout the textbook (to reflect the most recent year available to us – 2015) and added information on areas not previously addressed, such as sibling on sibling violence, the It’s On Us movement, crime against transgender individuals, and victimization by the criminal justice system. Additionally, the authors highlighted the topic of mass casualties of violent crime and the efforts of the National Center for Victims of Crime to provide financial assistance to the victims and their families of those crimes.
Number of Pages: 377
Genre: Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Carolina Academic Pr
Author: Elizabeth Quinn Wright & Sara Brightman
Language: English
Street Date: February 6, 2018
TCIN: 53508547
UPC: 9781611639001
Item Number (DPCI): 248-75-8462
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