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ISBN-13 9780133495843ISBN-10 0133495841
ISBN-10 0133495523ISBN-13 9780133495522
Author(s): Harvey Wallace; Cliff Roberson
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2015 Pages: 352

For all courses in the field of victimology.

This student-friendly, easy-to-read, text is current and discusses recent trends in the field of victimology.

Victimology: Legal, Psychological, and Social Perspectives, 4e is a student-friendly, easy-to-read text that covers the field of victimology. Fully updated with the latest trends, it reflects the field’s growing focus on the entire victim-offender relationship, while taking a global perspective on the study of victimology. The text is divided into four major areas. The authors first introduce traditional victimology theories, the measurement of crime, and both civil and criminal processes. (Civil process is included because it is an important aspect of the victim–offender interaction.) Second, they discuss responses to victimization, including techniques for empowering victims. They next turn to special types of victims, including the elderly, the disabled, and gay and lesbian victims. Finally, they thoroughly review the civil remedies available to crime victims. A brief discussion of the juvenile system is also included because more attention is being focused on youth violence. Throughout the text, key concepts are supported with a comprehensive package of pedagogical material and teaching/learning aids.

Teaching and Learning Experience

This book offers a current look at victimology, examining emerging areas in the field.  It provides:

  • Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage–including both theory and professional issues, legal issues, and the latest trends in victimology: Prepares students to work in victimology as the field is practiced today, and to advance the field in the future

  • Examination of the victim–offender relationship in the various types of crime: Helps the reader to understand the nature of the crime and the needs of the victim

  • Global perspective on the study of victimology: Provides the student with a broader understanding of the field and helps students understand and apply concepts used in other countries to victim services in this country

  • Discussions of various responses to victimization, including the consequences of victimization and empowering victims: Provides the student with a more in-depth understanding of the responses to victimization

  • Superior pedagogical features: Gives students the tools to master key concepts faster and more effectively