Understanding Violence and Victimization

ISBN-10: 0133008622

ISBN-13: 9780133008623

Edition: 6th 2014

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Description: For courses in Violence and Victimization, Victimology, and Crime and Violence. Combines theory with applied responses to victimization. Understanding Violence and Victimization, Sixth Edition, goes beyond simple discussions of violence to explore the social and legal responses to victimization. Meadows focuses on the experience of victims and how the occurrence of violence; whether at home, in the community, or as the result of personal assault or abuse; can have a devastating effect. Drawing on extensive experience in the field, Meadows explores numerous types of violence and examines the offender—victim relationships, relevant data, and situational factors that influence violent incidents. Both students and those employed in crime prevention and victim services will find the text an indispensible resource for learning about and responding to violent crimes.

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List price: $97.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 2/12/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Preface
Measuring and Understanding Violence
Learning Objectives
Introduction
The Fear of Violent Crime
Fear and Effect of Violent Crime
Crime Data
Sources of Data on Victimization
Statistics on Violent Crime
Understanding Violence
Influences of Violence
The Individual Influences
The Familial Influences
The Community Influences
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References
Victimization Theory
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Impact of Victimization
Culture of Victimization
Review of Early Victimization Theory
Hentig's Victim Classification
Mendelsohn's Typology
Sellin and Wolfgang's Typology of Victimization
Modem Victimization Theories
Cultural Trappings
Victim Precipitation Theory
Spatial Relations
New Technology
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References
Victims of Familiar Violence
Learning Objectives
Introduction
The Stalking Problem
Antistalking Legislation
Federal Law on Stalking
The Psychological and Social Consequences of Stalking
Intimate Partner Violence
Extended Victims of Partner Violence
Explaining Partner Violence
Recognizing a Potentially Abusive Partner
The Law and Domestic Violence
Developments in the States
The Federal Crime Control Act and Domestic Violence
Elder Abuse and Neglect
Nursing Home Negligence
Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Victims of Sexual Exploitation
Victims of Rape and Sexual Violence
Marital Rape
Date Rape and Dating Violence
Impact of Rape and Dating Violence
Responding to Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References
Nonfamilial Violence and Victimization
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Robbery
Home Invasion Robbery
Carjacking
Murders and Assaults by Strangers
Spontaneous Murders
Directed Targets
Bias and Hate-Motivated Crimes
Hate and Bias Crime Legislation
Terrorism
Domestic and International Terrorism
Victims of Terrorism
Motives of Violence
Violence Dissemination
Suicide Terrorism
Combating Terrorism
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References
Workplace Violence and Harassment
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Overview of Violence in the Workplace
Categorization of Workplace Violence
Sources of Workplace Violence
Warning Signs of Violence
Bullying in the Workplace
Employer Liability for Workplace Victimization
Sexual Harassment and Legal Liability
Reducing the Violence Threat: The Targeted Human Resource Approach
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References
School Violence and Victimization
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Research on School Crime and Violence
Teachers at Risk
Explaining School Violence
Early Warning Signs of Violent Behavior
Bullying
Understanding School Violence
Responding to School Violence
Zero Tolerance
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References
Criminal Justice and Injustice
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Sources of Injustice
The Police
Remedies for Police Injustice
Prosecution and the Judicial Process
Crime Legislation and Injustice
Corrections
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References
Human Trafficking and Victimization
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Scope of Human Trafficking
Victims of-Sex Trafficking
Sex Trafficking in the United States
Other Consequences of Sex Trafficking Victims
Labor Trafficking
Bonded Labor
Debt Bondage Among Migrant Laborers
Involuntary Domestic Servitude
Forced Child Labor
Child Soldiers
Laws Prohibiting Human Trafficking
Responding to Human Trafficking
T Nonimmigrant Status (T Visa)
U Nonimmigrant Status (U Visa)
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References
Responding to Criminal Victimization
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Proactive Responses
Community Violence Prevention Strategies
Personal Defense Measures and the Gun Debate
Security Measures
Opportunity Reduction Strategies
Reactive Responses to Victimization
Victim Rights and Compensation Programs
Legislation to Protect Victims
Additional Legislation
Sexual Offender Notification Laws
Sexually Violent Predator Act
Antigang Legislation
Crime Control Legislation in 2000 and Beyond
Victim Advocacy Groups
Civil Justice for Victims
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References
Further Readings
Major Sources of Victimization Data and Information
Resource Guide
Index
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