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Victimology - International Student Edition

Victimology - International Student Edition
A Comprehensive Approach

Second Edition
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February 2019 | SAGE Publications, Inc
Drawing from the most up-to-date research and emerging issues, Victimology: A Comprehensive Approach is an accessible, student-friendly text that provides students with an overview of the causes and consequences of victimization and the responses to those causes. Renowned authors and researchers Leah E. Daigle and Lisa R. Muftic use a consistent framework throughout to help readers understand why people are victimized, as well as how the criminal justice system and other social services interact with victims and each other. The focus on causes and responses equips students with the foundational knowledge needed to apply key concepts to real-life situations. Emphasizing the impact of trauma on individuals and opportunities for prevention, this supportive text offers incisive discussions of recurring victimization and the victim-offender overlap with a global focus. The streamlined Second Edition explores emerging topics within this growing field, including immigration and victimization, bullying, homicides and sexual assaults involving LGBTQ persons, school shootings, and more.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Victimology
What Is Victimology?  
The History of Victimology: Before the Victims’ Rights Movement  
Victimology Across the Globe  
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: The Victim–Offender Overlap
The Link Between Victimization and Offending  
Explaining the Link Between Victimization and Offending  
The Victim–Offender Overlap and Specific Types of Victimization  
Chapter 4: Consequences of Victimization
Physical Consequences  
Psychological Consequences  
Behavioral Reactions  
Economic Costs  
System Costs  
Vicarious Victimization  
Fear of Crime  
Chapter 5: 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  
Chapter 6: Victims' Rights and Remedies
Victims' Rights  
Financial Remedy  
Remedies and Rights in Court  
Chapter 7: Homicide Victimization
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 8: Sexual Victimization
What Is Sexual Victimization?  
Measurement and Extent of Sexual Victimization  
Risk Factors for and Characteristics of Sexual Victimization  
Characteristics of Sexual Victimization  
Responses to Sexual Victimization  
Consequences of Sexual Victimization  
Special Case: Sexual Victimization of Males  
Special Case: Sexual Victimization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer and Transgender People  
Special Case: Social Media and the Internet as Tools of Sexual Victimization  
Legal and Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Victimization  
Prevention and Intervention  
Chapter 9: 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 and Prevention  
Chapter 10: Victimization at the Beginning and End of Life
Child Maltreatment  
Elder Maltreatment  
Chapter 11: 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 12: Victimization at School and Work
Victimization at School  
Victimization at School: Grades K–12  
Victimization at School: College  
Victimization at Work  
Chapter 13: Contemporary Issues in Victimology
Victims of Hate Crimes  
Victims of Human Trafficking  
Victims of Terrorism  
Identity Theft Victimization  


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Password- protected Instructor Resources include the following:
  • Microsoft® Word® test bank that provides a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides that offer flexibility when creating multimedia lectures and you can customize to your exact needs. Carefully selected video and multimedia links that feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
  • Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter is included.

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