The Politics of Victimization

The Politics of Victimization : Victims, Victimology and Human Rights

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This useful text provides a comprehensive introductory overview of the study of victims and victimization. Victimization is here considered as a reflection of American society. Taking a broad perspective, Elias argues that the study of victimology requires more than merely analyzing criminal justice; it requires linking it to much wider social, political and economic relations--especially to the American political economy. This study rejects the official definition of crime and victimization and establishes a relationship between victimology and human rights, thus advocating a "new" victimology which embraces victims of both crime and repression. Elias proposes that since much crime arises in response to various forms of oppression, a society unconcerned with human rights violations and its victims can likewise provide little help for crime victims.show more

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  • Hardback | 408 pages
  • 150 x 230mm | 740g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195039807
  • 9780195039801

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