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Victims, Crime and Society
An Introduction

Second Edition


April 2017 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book provides a thorough account of victimisation across the social spectrum of class, race, age and gender. The second edition has been fully revised and expanded, with two parts now spanning the key perspectives and issues in victimology.

Covering theoretical, social and political contexts, the book:

  • Includes new chapters on defining and constructing victims, fear and vulnerability, sexuality, white collar crime and the implications of crime policy on victims
  • Examines a global range of historical and theoretical perspectives in victimology and features a new chapter on researching victims of crime
  • Reinforces your learning through critical thinking sections, future research suggestions, chapter summaries and a glossary of key terms

Victims, Crime and Society is the essential text for your studies in victimology across criminology, criminal justice, community safety, youth justice and related areas.

 
Victims, Crime and Society: An Introduction
 
Defining Victims and Victimisation
 
News Media, Victims and Crime
 
Historical Perspectives in Victimology
 
Theoretical Perspectives in Victimology
 
Global Perspectives in Victimology
 
Fear, Vulnerability and Victimisation
 
Gender, Victims and Crime
 
Older People, Victims and Crime
 
Socio-Economic Inequalities, Victims and Crime
 
Race, Religion, Victims and Crime
 
Sexuality, Victims and Crime
 
Victims of the Powerful
 
Glossary

Victimhood is never socially neutral. It involves powerful interests, diverse inequalities, and media representations that tend to privilege particular understandings of victims. This excellent text provides a critical interrogation of victimology by emphasising context and interpretation, politics and social justice. It, too, is not socially neutral, and we are all the better for it. 

Rob White
University of Tasmania

This is an excellent introduction to the study of victims and victimisation. An accessible text that will be of great use to undergraduate students.

Dr Laura Connelly
Sch Nursing,Midwifery,Soc Wrk & Soc Sc, Salford University
June 21, 2017

A welcome addition to an area which is largely ignored by the criminal justice system and society as a whole - victims of crime. This book is well written and is a must for students who are studying a policing or criminology course at University.

Ms Sharon Gander
Law, Social Sciences & Communications, Wolverhampton University
February 20, 2017

This book is essential for students who are currently studying victimology. There are many activities which can be used. This is an easy read and covers a wide range of areas around victims. An excellent book which will be recommended to out library.

Mrs Chrissie Draper
Educational Psychology, Derby College
January 10, 2017
  • Two parts now spanning the key perspectives and issues in victimology
  • New chapters on defining and constructing victims, fear and vulnerability, sexuality, white collar crime and the implications of crime policy on victims
  • New chapter on researching victims of crime
  • A new companion website with links to relevant journal articles in victimology

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