Victimology 2e : Theories and Applications
Burgess (psychiatric mental health nursing, Boston College) et al. introduce students to the study of victimization, crime typologies, and the impact of crime on victims, offenders, and society. The text emphasizes data from North America on the scope of the problem, victim impact statements, policies, services, and future research areas. It addresses theories, victim rights, and justice systems, and provides separate chapters on victims of child abuse and neglect, school violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, rape and sexual assault, elder abuse, homicide, hate crimes, and other forms of victimization. This edition has new case studies, including on IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Oprah Winfrey, and Senator Scott Brown; analysis of the Casey Anthony case from the perspective of the jury; and a new chapter on measurements in victimology that includes discussion of domestic and international databases and studies. There is also a new chapter on child abduction and exploitation, including discussion of child trafficking and updated tables and figures.