Crime Victims: Theory, Policy and Practice

Crime Victims: Theory, Policy and Practice


By (author) Basia Spalek

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 230mm x 14mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 18 April 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Gordonsville
  • ISBN 10: 1403935424
  • ISBN 13: 9781403935427
  • Sales rank: 377,184

Product description

This text offers a much-needed overview of theory and practice in the topical area of crime, victimization, and criminal justice policy. Spalek explores the impact of crime upon victims, looks at the establishment of victim initiatives, and pushes debates in the area forward. Engagingly presented with case studies and questions drawn from high-profile cases such as the Oklahoma City bombing.

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Author information

Basia Spalek is a Lecturer in Criminal Justice within the Institute of Applied Social Studies, University of Birmingham.

Review quote

Spalek's new work is a timely contribution to the criminological and victims and victimology important to criminological research, policy and legislation audiences...invaluable to any graduate student in criminology...' - Ronald McGivern, Social Policy

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Introducing Victimology Victimhood, Late Modernity and Criminal Justice Victimology: Theoretical Perspectives Researching Victimisation: Contesting Victimhood Understanding Victimisation: Exploring Harms Official Responses to Victimisation Victims' Needs and Victims' Rights Unofficial Victims' Movements: Re-defining Victimhood New Perspectives within Victimology Conclusion: Future Developments and Implications Notes for Chapters References