Understanding Violence and Victimization, 7th edition

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Overview

Drawing on extensive field experience, Understanding Violence and Victimization explores the various forms of violence and their impact across settings. This revision updates issues and developments, with a new chapter on firearms and victimization and new material on victim laws and rights.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137408405

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Victimology

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1: MEASURING AND UNDERSTANDING VIOLENCE
Learning Objectives
Introduction
The Fear of Violent Crime
Fear and Effect of Violent Crime
Crime Data
Sources of Data on Victimization
Violent Crime Reporting and Statistics
National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC)
Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP)
Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted on Duty
Understanding Violence
Influences of Violence
Individual Influences
Familial Influences
Community Influences
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References

CHAPTER 2: VICTIMIZATION THEORY
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Impact of Victimization
Culture of Victimization
Review of Early Victimization Theory
Hentig's Victim Classification
Mendelsohn's Typology
Sellin and Wolfgang's Typology of Victimization
Modern Victimization Theories
Cultural Trappings
Victim Precipitation Theory
Spatial Relations
New Technology
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References

CHAPTER 3: VICTIMS OF FAMILIAL VIOLENCE
Learning Objectives
Introduction
The Stalking Problem
Antistalking Legislation
Federal Law on Stalking
The Psychological and Social Consequences of Stalking
Intimate Partner Violence
Extended Victims of Partner Violence
Explaining Partner Violence
Recognizing a Potentially Abusive Partner
The Law and Domestic Violence
Developments in the States
The Federal Crime Control Act and Domestic Violence
Elder Abuse and Neglect
Nursing Home Negligence
Child Abuse and Neglect
Victims of Rape and Sexual Violence
Statutory Rape
Marital Rape
Date Rape and Dating Violence
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References

CHAPTER 4: NONFAMILIAL VIOLENCE AND VICTIMIZATION
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Robbery
Home Invasion Robbery
Carjacking
Murders and Assaults by Strangers
Spontaneous Murders
Directed Targets
Bias and Hate-Motivated Crimes
Hate and Bias Crime Legislation
Terrorism
Domestic and International Terrorism
Victims of Terrorism
Motives of Violence
Violence Dissemination
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References

CHAPTER 5: INSTITUTIONAL AND WORKPLACE VIOLENCE
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Overview of Institutional and Workplace Violence
Institutional Homicides
Categorization of Institutional and Workplace Violence
Sources of Workplace Violence
Warning Signs of Violence
Bullying in the Workplace
Employer Liability for Institutional Victimization
Sexual Harassment and Legal Liability
Reducing the Violence Threat: the Targeted Human Resource
Approach
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References

CHAPTER 6: SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND VICTIMIZATION
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Research on School Crime and Violence
Teachers At Risk
Explaining School Violence
Early Warning Signs of Violent Behavior
Bullying
Gangs and Schools
Other Behavioral Warning Signs
Responding to School Violence
Zero Tolerance
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References

CHAPTER 7: CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND INJUSTICE
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Sources of Injustice
Is the Justice System Broken?
The Police
Remedies for Police Injustice
Prosecution and the Judicial Process
Crime Legislation, Sentencing, and Injustice
Three Strikes Law and Mandatory Minimums
Enforcing Laws: Sanctuary Cities Crime and Illegal Immigration
Felony Murder Rule
Sex Registration Laws
Corrections
Community Corrections
Early Release and Realignment
Prison Victimization
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References

CHAPTER 8: HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND VICTIMIZATION
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Scope of Human Trafficking
Victims of Sex Trafficking
The Refugee Crisis and Trafficking
Sex Trafficking in the United States
Other Consequences of Sex Trafficking Victims
Labor Trafficking
Bonded Labor
Debt Bondage Among Migrant Laborers
Involuntary Domestic Servitude
Forced Child Labor
Child Soldiers
Laws Prohibiting Human Trafficking
Responding to Human Trafficking
T Nonimmigrant Status (T Visa)
U Nonimmigrant Status (U Visa)
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References

CHAPTER 9: FIREARMS AND VICTIMIZATION
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Gun Laws
The States
Federal Laws
The Bad of Guns
Source of Illegal Guns
Summary
Notes
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning
Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References

CHAPTER 10: RESPONDING TO CRIMINAL VICTIMIZATION
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Proactive Responses
Community Violence Prevention Strategies
Security and Protection Measures
Environmental Criminology
Reactive Responses to Victimization
Victim Rights and Compensation Programs
Additional Legislation
Sexual Offender Notification Laws
Sexually Violent Predator Act
Antigang Legislation
Gang Injunctions
Crime Control Legislation in 2000 and Beyond
Victim Advocacy Groups
Civil Justice for Victims
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions and Learning Activities
Web Sources
Recommended Readings
References

Appendices
A. Major Sources of Victimization Data and Information
B. Resource Guide
C. Victimization Checklist

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