Victimology: The Essentials

Victimology: The Essentials

by Leah E. Daigle

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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. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506388502
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 626,139
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Leah E. Daigle is professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. She received her PhD in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2005. Her most recent research is centered on repeat sexual victimization of college women and responses women use during and after being sexually victimized. Her other research interests include the development and continuation of offending and victimization across the life course. She is author of Victimology: A Text/Reader (2nd ed.), Victimology: The Essentials (2nd ed.), coauthor of Criminals in the Making: Criminality Across the Life Course, Victimology, and Unsafe in the Ivory Tower: The Sexual Victimization of College Women, which was awarded the 2011 Outstanding Book Award by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. She has also published numerous peer-reviewed articles that have appeared in outlets such as Justice Quarterly, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Victims and Offenders.

Table of Contents

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
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

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