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Social and Psychological Consequences of Violent Victimization

Social and Psychological Consequences of Violent Victimization

May 2001 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This unique text draws from both the fields of criminology and psychology to provide a comprehensive examination of the two major areas that are most significantly sffected by violent crime - the crime victims themselves, and the larger sphere of their families, friends, neighboorhoods, and communities. Beginning with a discussion of the how we measure and study violent victimization, the authors then look at the immediate and long-term impact violent acts have upon the direct victims. The book then examines `secondary victims' - family members, neighbors, friends, and the professionals involved with investigating and prosecuting the crime and helping the victim, and also impacts of violent crime on neighborhoods and communities. The authors conclude with recommendations of effective interventions that can be made at the levels of the individual, the community, and the criminal justice and mental health systems.

This book's one-of-a-kind focus on both the psychological and social impact of crime makes it an invaluable supplementary text for criminal justice and criminology courses dealing with victimization, violent crimes, and the criminal justice process. Psychology courses dealing in law and crime with also benefit from this text, which features discussion questions, end-of-chapter summaries, and special topic boxes. The book will also interest professionals in such areas as victim services, crime prevention, criminal justice, and social work.

Introduction and Overview
Studying the Effects of Victimization
Violent Victimization and the Immediate Aftermath
Affective, Behavioral, and Cognitive Consequences of Violent
Victimization on Direct Crime Victims
Secondary Victimization
The Effects of Violence on Family Members, Friends, Neighbors, and Professionals

The Effect of Violent Victimization on Communities
Summary and Implications

"The book achieves its goal of encouraging the reader to think broadly about how the consequences of violent victimization can be measured, understood, and prevented. The authors also achieve their goal of emphasizing the need for multiple research methods and multiple theoretical perspectives for understanding the effects and implications of violent crime. The book would certainly be a useful resource for students studying psychology or criminology, and is likely to be of interest to professionals who work with victims of violent crime."


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Dr Sofia Wikman
Dept of Criminology, Stockholm University
November 12, 2014

This book would be helpful from the perspective of impact of violence on clients. As such it might be a helpful supplement to practitioners.

Mr Jim Cantwell
Humanities , Waterford Institute of Technology
May 23, 2011

R. Barry Ruback

Martie P. Thompson

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