Understanding Violence and Victimization

Understanding Violence and Victimization

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For courses in Victimology, Criminology, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Ethics in Criminal Justice, Deviance, and Crime Prevention. This text attempts to address the sources of violence and its effects on people and situations. Providing different perspectives on the causes of victimization, it also discusses how violence breeds. It examines the social and environmental factors that influence victimization, offender-victim relationships, and legal and behavioral responses to victims.show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 177.8 x 235 x 12.7mm | 385.56g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0131119672
  • 9780131119673

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter contains a Summary, Key Terms and Concepts, Discussion Questions and Learning Activities.) 1. Victimization: Theories and Reporting Measures. 2. Victims of Intimate Violence. 3. Stranger Violence and Victimization. 4. Workplace Violence, Harassment, and Victimization. 5. School Violence and Victimization. 6. Criminal Justice Injustice. 7. Responding to Criminal Victimization. Appendix A: Major Sources of Victimization Data and Information. Appendix B: Resource Guide. Index.show more

About Robert J. Meadows

Robert J. Meadows is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Graduate Program in Public Policy and Administration at California Lutheran University. Dr. Meadows's research and teaching interests include legal issues in criminal justice, private security, violence and victimization, and delinquency. He authored a book on Saudi Arabian justice and a parents guide for coping with difficult teenagers. Dr. Meadows is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Industrial Security.show more

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