Crime Victims : Theory, Policy and Practice
Victims of crime are receiving increasing amounts of attention from policy makers, agencies of the criminal justice system and researchers. 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 recent high-profile cases, such as the Potters Bar rail disaster and the Oklahoma City bombing. This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for anyone interested in victims or victimology.
- Paperback | 216 pages
- 156 x 230 x 14mm | 340.2g
- 18 Jan 2006
- Palgrave USA
- Palgrave MacMillan
- Gordonsville, United States
About Basia Spalek
BASIA SPALEK is a Lecturer in Criminal Justice within the Institute of Applied Social Studies, University of Birmingham, UK.
Spalek's new work is a timely contribution to the criminological and victims and victimology literature...is 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