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Author Karmen, Andrew.

Title Crime victims : an introduction to victimology / Andrew Karmen.

Published Belmont : Wadsworth Pub. Co., [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  362.880973 KARM    AVAILABLE
Edition 3rd ed.
Physical description xxiii, 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Contemporary issues in crime and justice series.
Contemporary issues in crime and justice series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 374-401) and indexes.
Contents 1. The History of Victimology and the Rediscovery of Crime Victims -- 2. Digging Up the Facts About Crime Victims -- 3. The Victim's Role in Crime -- 4. Victims and the Criminal Justice System: Cooperation and Conflict -- 5. Special Kinds of Victims: Problems and Solutions -- 6. Repaying Victims -- 7. Future Directions.
Summary Andrew Karmen, a leading authority in the field of victimology, offers readers one of the most comprehensive, objective, and well-researched accounts available on society's crime victims. Recognizing the emotionally and politically charged nature of the subject, the text explores opposing sides of controversial issues. To illustrate various concepts and themes, many real-life cases and various opinions of preeminent researchers in the field are presented. Responding to the growing interest in victimology, this expanded Third Edition offers broader coverage, including the latest statistics and references from timely research studies. Readers will find more information and analysis about murder, robbery, and auto theft; child abuse; repressed memories of childhood molestations; battered women; sexual assault; and armed self-defense.
An exceptional resource for anyone seeking to better understand victims and their plight, this volume covers all major subject areas, including the origins of the discipline; government statistics revealing trends and patterns; the rediscovery of crime victims by the news media, businesses, and social movements; victim blaming versus victim defending; the treatment of victims by the criminal justice system; methods of recovering losses; the movement for victim's rights and the promise of offender restitution and mediation as a basis for reconciliation; and the impulse toward vigilantism.
Subject Victims of crimes -- United States.
ISBN 053423772X (alk. paper)