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Victimology Legal, Psychological, and Social Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0133495523

ISBN-13: 9780133495522

Edition: 4th 2015

Authors: Harvey Wallace, Cliff Roberson

List price: $127.00
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Victimology: Legal, Psychological, and Social Perspectives, 4e is a student-friendly, easy-to-read text that covers the field of victimology. Fully updated with the latest trends, it reflects the field's growing focus on the entire victim-offender relationship, while taking a global perspective on the study of victimology. The text is divided into four major areas. The authors first introduce traditional victimology theories, the measurement of crime, and both civil and criminal processes. (Civil process is included because it is an important aspect of the victim--offender interaction.) Second, they discuss responses to victimization, including techniques for empowering victims. They next turn to special types of victims, including the elderly, the disabled, and gay and lesbian victims. Finally, they thoroughly review the civil remedies available to crime victims. A brief discussion of the juvenile system is also included because more attention is being focused on youth violence. Throughout the text, key concepts are supported with a comprehensive package of pedagogical material and teaching/learning aids.
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Book details

List price: $127.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/23/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Michael Birzer is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the School of Community Affairs at Wichita State University, Kansas. Cliff Roberson is Editor-in-Chief of the Professional Issues in Criminal Justice Journal , Academic Chair for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program at Kaplan University, and an Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas.