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“Victimology and Victim Assistance is the most encompassing victimology text on the market. The text provides a true account of how the criminal justice system both assists and hinders victims and is very distinct from the current victimology textbooks available. This book has modern cases, procedures, and pushes the boundaries for what society has previously acknowledged as victimizations. The text also discusses real issues and barriers to the criminal justice system involving victims, for example, the use of rape kits and how many go unprocessed.”
“This text is very informative and will add breadth and depth to the topic of victimization. The book is distinct because it talks a lot of the physiological consequences of victimization and gives a solid overview about the history of victimization.”
“The distinction of this text from others is the information on signs and symptoms of trauma as well as the information on collaborative services. What makes this textbook distinct from other books I’ve reviewed is the additional information on those who victimize also being a victim. Another distinction is the section on cybercrimes and resources available."
“I would describe this text as an excellent and current volume on victimology that is thorough in covering salient issues in the field. It is well written, understandable, complete, and enjoyable to read and provides comprehensive knowledge and thorough information. This text is very distinct from other texts. It is the most current one I am aware of with focus on the key areas and relevant topics to the field in present times. It is up to date, thorough and written in a manner easy to read yet comprehensive in providing vital information necessary for a good grasp of the field.”
“Good coverage of the material, easy to read and comprehensive. I appreciate more content on the victim and the psychological symptoms and causes.”
“This text covers subject matter missed in other victimology texts. The coverage of victimology theory is very well-done and will be easy for students to pick up. I found it to be distinct in the way that it incorporates the offender’s side as a victim as well in the criminal justice system. Ignoring this area could lead to future criminal behavior and more victims.”