Current Issues in Victimology Research, Second Edition
Format: Perfect Paperback
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press; 2nd edition (April 30, 2007)
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This new edition updates and expands the first edition. Research on crime victims' issues is a relatively new phenomenon in the criminal justice field. With the birth of victimology in the late 1940s and early 1950s, research focused on victim-offender relationships and victim culpability. It has only been in the last few decades that researchers have both studied the effects of crime upon the victim and analyzed the services provided to the crime victim. Moriarty and Jerin provide an understanding of the impact of the criminal act upon individuals and society through recent research. The book provides the criminal justice field with a foundation for grasping the complexities of crime victimization. Current Issues in Victimology Research is a collection of sixteen original articles written by criminal justice academics and practitioners. The book is arranged into sections including fear of crime, campus victimization, victim services and representation, victims' rights versus offenders' rights, and sexual harassment and stalking. Unlike most other victimology books, which are written as textbooks, this book is a volume of the most recent research, conducted by academic scholars in the field, focusing on current issues in victimology.