Victimology: Theories and Applications
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
Ann Wolbert Burgess
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2013
2 Rev ed
Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the most current trends and developments in the field, Victimology: Theories and Applications, Second Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of victimization, crime typologies, and the impact of crime on victims, offenders, and society at large. Each chapter provides an overview of the scope, law, and victim response to crime and concludes with a summary and discussion questions to ensure comprehension. An overview of the issues impacting victims of a wide variety of traditional and contemporary crimes are examined, including child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, bullying, elder abuse, cybercrime and hate crimes. The history and theories of victimology are explored, as well as definitive laws and policies, strategies for intervention, and future research areas. This Second Edition offers a balance between theory and application and will prepare readers to work with victims, offenders, and the justice system. New to the Second Edition: -Contains new contemporary case studies, including the cases of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Khan, Casey Anthony, and the Senator Scott Brown case as illustrating non-disclosure of childhood abuse for 40 years. -Includes an analysis on the Casey Anthony case from the perspective of the jury in the chapter on justice systems. -A new chapter includes discussions on domestic and international databases and studies, including UCR, NCVS, StatsCan, Justice Canada, Interpol, and WHO reports on victimization. -Includes a new chapter on child abduction and exploitation including a discussion of child trafficking. -All tables and figures have been updated to reflect the most current data. -Every new printed copy is pacakaged with full student access to the companion website, which features a variety of engaging and interactive study tools. Key Features: -Offers a balance between theory and the research and practice-oriented tools to prepare readers to work with victims, offenders, and the justice system. -Covers current topics including: human trafficking, victims of gang violence, bullying, victims of terrorism, victims of cybercrime, property crimes, corporate crimes, workplace violence, racial profiling and disproportionate penalties.