Journals Higher Education

$65.95

Paperback

Published: 01 January 1998

240 Pages

6-7/8 x 9-3/16 inches

ISBN: 9780195329773


Bookseller Code (04)

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Crime Victims in Context

Leslie W. Kennedy and Vincent F. Sacco

Designed for the American college and university market, this book is groundbreaking in its integrated approach to the study of society's crime victims and the forces that influence their victimization. This approach eases instruction by encouraging students to engage in critical thinking about victims--helping students understand how victimization relates to the social context in which victims live.

Coverage includes both sides of such controversial issues as fear of crime, victim blaming, the "abuse excuse," white-collar victimization, and restorative justice. The discussion of culture and the discussion of victims and victimization as moral stratification are innovative features of this text. There is extensive treatment of victimization theories and a review of data-collection procedures used in collecting information about victimization. Numerous examples drawn from real life and recent research serve to illustrate points throughout the book.

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