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A Text/Reader

December 2011 | 672 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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This book provides an overview of the field of victimology. Unlike existing victimology textbooks, it includes previously published articles on victimology combined with original text that provides background information relevant to the section and context for the articles. In this way, it seeks to relay the history and development of the field of victimology, the extent to which and why people are victimized, how the criminal justice system and other social services interact with victims and each other, and information about specific types of victimization. Victimology: A Text/Reader will has an overarching focus on the extent, causes, and responses to victimization.

Section 1. Introduction to Victimology
Section 2. Risk factors and theories of victimization
How to Read a Research Article
Specifying the influence of family and peers on violent victimization: Extending routine activities and lifestyles theories, Schreck, by C. J  
Gang membership as a risk factor for adolescent violence victimization, by T. J Taylor  
Sexual harassment victimization during emerging adulthood: A test of routine activities theory and a general theory of crime, by T. AClodfelter  
Section 3. Consequences of Victimization
Costs of juvenile crime in urban areas: A longitudinal perspective, by B. C Welsh  
The violent and sexual victimization of college women: Is repeat victimization a problem? by L. E Daigle  
Assessment of PTSD symptoms in a community exposed to serial murder, by M. J. Herkov  
Section 4. Victim’s rights
Participation in victim-offender mediation: Lessons learned from observations, by P. M. Gerkin  
Victim rights and new remedies: Finally getting victims their due, by R. C.Davis  
The efficacy of expectancy disconfirmation in explaining crime victim satisfaction with the police, by M. S. Chandek  
Section 5. Sexual victimization
Alcohol-related sexual assault: A common problem among college students, by R. Campbell  
The effectiveness of sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) Programs: A review of psychological, medical, legal, and community outcomes, by R Campbell,  
Reflections on a rape trial: The role of rape myths and jury selection in the outcome of a trial, by J. Shepherd  
Section 6. Intimate partner violence
Conflict and control: Gender symmetry and asymmetry in domestic violence. Violence Against Women, by M. P. Johnson  
Risky relationships?: Assortative mating and women’s experiences of intimate partner violence, by K. Carbone-Lopez,  
When “Enough is enough”: Battered women’s decision making around court orders of protection, by K. Fischer,  
Section 7. Victimization At the Beginning and End of Life: Child Abuse and Elder Abuse
The role of fathers in risk for physical child abuse and neglect: Possible pathways and unanswered questions, by N. B. Guterman  
Testing the cycle of violence hypothesis: Child abuse and adolescent dating violence as predictors of intimate partner violence in young adulthood, A. M. Gomez  
The epidemiology of violence against the elderly: Implications for primary and secondary prevention, by R. Bachman  
Section 8. Victimization of special populations
Patterns of victimization among male and female inmates: Evidence of an enduring legacy, by N Wolff  
Partner violence against women with disabilities: Prevalence, risk and explanations, by D. A. Brownridge  
Mental disorder and violent victimization: The mediating role of involvement in conflicted social relationships, by E. Silver  
Section 9. School and Workplace Victimization
Traditional Bullying, Cyber Bullying, and Deviance: A General Strain Theory Approach, by C. Hay  
A multidimensional examination of campus safety: Victimization, perceptions of danger, worry About crime, and precautionary behavior among college women in the post-Clery era, by P. Wilcox,  
Characteristics of violence in state government. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, by V. B. Lord  
Sexual harassment at work: A decade (plus) of progress, by A. M. O’Leary-Kelly  
Section 10. Property and Identity Theft Victimization
Linking burglary and target hardening at the property level: New insights into victimization and burglary protection, by A. Hirschfield  
Auto theft: A site-survey and analysis of environmental crime factors in Atlantic City, by M. P. Levy  
Routine online activity and internet fraud targeting: Extending the generality of routine activity theory by T. C. Pratt  
Section 11. Contemporary Issues in Victimology
Human Trafficking in Scotland, by K. Lebov  
Hate crimes and stigma-related experiences among sexual minority adults in the United States: Prevalence estimates from a national probability sample, by G. M. Herek  
Gender differences in fear of terrorism, by A. M. Nellis  

An interesting read and very useful for foundation degree learners studying victimology

Mrs Chrissie Louise Draper
Education , Derby College
June 10, 2016

The text and reader offers a good sampling of applied research in support of competing theoretical approaches to understanding victimology.

Dr Laura Patterson
Criminal Justice Dept, Shippensburg Univ Of Penn
December 26, 2014

Very well written. Includes information on a variety of topics. I really like the organization of the book and the inclusion of readings.

Dr Jamie Snyder
School of Justice Studies, University Of West Florida
August 6, 2014

I liked the variety of topics covered, but I especially liked the current research articles that supported the chapter information.

Dr Jennifer Whyte
Criminology Dept, California State University - Fresno
November 1, 2013

I liked the opportunity to have relevant journal articles incorporated into the text. I use the text in an upper level undergraduate psychology course and it has proved to be a wonderful way for students to read summaries of literature in the chapters and then primary sources with the integrated articles!

Dr Julie Kettmann
Psychology, St Ambrose University
October 29, 2013

This book is very useful to explain the theories and themes, but would be better with a comparison with data from other countries and policies. Otherwise I can not use it as a compulsory bibliography in my course, because all data and policies are from USA.

Mrs Sandra Escapa Solanas
Sociology , University of Barcelona
April 30, 2013

Interest in victim support is increasing in Malaysia. I teach this as an integral component in my violence and society class and as a subject in my criminology class. Compared to other text, Daigle's book is an easier read for my students.

Dr Geshina Mat Saat
Forensic Science Programme, Universiti Sains Malaysia
April 3, 2013

Required book for course

Mr Durant Frantzen
Arts & Sciences, Texas A&M Univ
January 8, 2013

Not allowed to use.

Professor Carlos Zeisel
Sociology Dept, St Anselm College
November 7, 2012

Insufficient UK related material although a well contructed reference.

Steve Curtis
Criminology Department, Northampton University
September 12, 2012

Leah Elizabeth Daigle

Leah E. Daigle is professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. She received her PhD in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2005. Her most recent research is centered on repeat sexual victimization of college women and responses women use during and after being sexually victimized. Her other research interests include the development and continuation of offending and victimization across the life course. She is author of Victimology: A Text/Reader (2nd ed.), Victimology: The Essentials (2nd ed.), coauthor of Criminals in the Making... More About Author

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