This book provides an introduction to the key debates within the area of victims and victimology. While the mainstay of the text focuses on victim-centred criminal and social justice developments in England and Wales, examples from around the world are provided in order to explore the victims ‘place’ in the context of wider political and policy debates.
The book’s eight chapters, together with its introduction and end comment, describe and comment on some of the most salient developments, in recent years, in so-called ‘victim-centred’ justice.
Victims and Victimology is suitable for courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Table of contents
1. Contextualising Victims and Victimology
2. Counting Victimisation: Who are the victims?
3. Understanding 'Fear of Crime' and 'Vulnerability'
4. Academic Victimology, Victim Advocacy and Social Policy
5. Looking at Victims' Needs and Rights
6. Balancing Victims' and Offenders' Rights
7. Restorative Justice: Victim-Centred Paradigm Shift?
8. Neglected and Emergent Victim-Centred Research and Policy End Comment
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