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Victimology - International Student Edition

Victimology - International Student Edition
A Comprehensive Approach

Second Edition

February 2019 | 432 pages | 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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  • 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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ISBN: 9781544371832