Victimology Theories and Applications

ISBN-10: 1449684939
ISBN-13: 9781449684938
Edition: 2nd 2013
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Description: Revised and updated to reflect the most current and relevant information in the field, Victimology: Theories and Applications, Second Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of victimization, crime typologies, and the impact of  More...

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List price: $107.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 8/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 594
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Revised and updated to reflect the most current and relevant information 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 a typology of the offender to analyze motivation. An overview of the issues impacting victims of a wide variety of traditional and contemporary crimes are examined, including child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, elder abuse, cyber crime 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.New to the Second Edition:-All case studies have been updated to offer students a modern perspective-All tables and figures have been updated to reflect the most current data -Contains a NEw chapter discussing sexual boundary violations-Every new copy is pacakaged with a free student access code to unlock the variety of interactive study tools on the companion websiteKey Features:-Covers current topics including: Human Trafficking, Home Invasion, Victims of Gang Violence, Victims of Terrorism, Victims of Natural Disaster, Wrongful Convictions, Racial Profiling and Disproportionate Penalties.-Contains chapter outlines, key terms, discussion questions and a summary in every chapter, to facilitate student comprehension and classroom conversation.-Offers a balance between theory and the research and practice-oriented tools for readers who will work with victims, offenders, and the justice system.

Cheryl Regehr is the Vice-Provost of Academic Programs for the University of Toronto as well as a Professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Previously she was Dean of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and Director ofthe Centre for Applied Social Research and the Research Institute for Evidence-Based Social Work. In addition, she has been a member of several editorial boards for international scholarly journals and of committees adjudicating grants for national granting councils. Her practice background includes20 years of direct service in forensic social work and emergency mental health and in the administration of mental health programs. As a forensic social worker, she specialized in workplace trauma interventions and civil litigation and criminal court assessments of trauma victims and violentoffenders. Her current research focuses on the impact of workplace trauma exposure on performance and decision-making of emergency service and child welfare professionals. Karima Kanani is a lawyer and partner in the Health Industry Group of Miller Thomson LLP. She routinely provides legal advice to healthcare and social service organizations and professionals. She is a member of the Bar in Ontario, Canada, and in Massachusetts, US. She holds a Juris Doctor and Masterof Social Work from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women's Studies from McGill University. Her past experience in social work includes the Intensive Care Unit of the Toronto Western Hospital, the Mediation Unit of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and theHealth Services Appeal and Review Board of the Ontario Health Boards Secretariat. In addition, Karima is presently a member of the Research Ethics Board at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. Her research efforts to date have focused primarily on examining the intersectionsbetween law and social work, and she has published in this area both nationally and internationally. In 2003, she was recognized for the quality of her research and writing, receiving first place in a national competition sponsored by Canadian Lawyers for Social Responsibility.

D.S.W. from U. of Maryland. Chairman of Administration of Justice Department. Author or co-author of ten books, many in second or third editions, among them: Moraskin/Roberts: Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century 2 ND (PH, 1998, 444 pp. $55.00), Roberts: Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research 2/e (O.U.P., 2000), Roberts ed. Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs, and Services 2/e (Wadsworth, 1998, 300 pp. $45.95) He has also published two other books with Sage: Crisis Intervention and Time-Limited Cognitive Treatment - pub�d.1/95, sales to date of 2,585/$61,662 (2,290 paper/$50,497) Helping Crime Victims: Research, Policy and Practice � pub�d 6/90, sales to date of 3,031/$57,325 (2,425 paper/$40,943)  

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