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Victims, Crime and Society

Victims, Crime and Society

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Criminology | Sociology

304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Organized around the intersecting social divisions of class, race, age, and gender, the book provides an engaging and authoritative overview of the nature of victimisation in society. In addition to a review of the major theoretical developments in relation to understanding aspects of victimization in society, individual chapters explore the political and social context of victimisation and the historical, comparative, and contemporary research and scholarly work on it.

Each chapter includes the following:

- Background and glossary

- Theory, research and policy review

- `Thinking critically about...' sections

- Reflections and future research directions

- Summary and conclusions

- Annotated bibliography

Victims, Crime and Society is the essential text on victims for students of criminology, criminal justice, community safety, youth justice and related areas.

Pamela Davies, Peter Francis and Chris Greer
Victims, Crime and Society
Chris Greer
News Media, Victims and Crime
Hazel Croall
Social Class, Social Exclusion, Victims and Crime
Hazel Croall
Victims of White Collar and Corporate Crime
Peter Francis
`Race', Ethnicity, Victims and Crime
Sandra Walklate
Men, Victims and Crime
Pamela Davies
Women, Victims and Crime
Peter Francis
Young People, Victims and Crime
Azrini Wahidin and Jason Powell
Old Age, Victims and Crime
Pamela Davies
Criminal (In)justice for Victims?

A relevant textbook for students trying to deveol understanding of the wider effects of Crime on Society and the Individual.

Mr Mark Burns
Interdiscipline , Leicester College
March 10, 2016

An excellent resource, this text has become a go to text for students

Mrs Caroline Knight
Children,Health, Adventure & Public Services, South Devon College
July 23, 2015

Essential reading for all Criminology students. Excellent lay out with tables/glossaries and questions that simplify difficult concepts. Contemporary issues are addressed both theoretically and practically.

Applied Social Science (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
June 16, 2014

I particularly like the focus on social divisions and the ways in which these affect the experience of crime victims which is central to this book. It is both accessible and informative.

Dr Maryse Tennant
Department of Law and Criminal Justice, Canterbury Christ Church University
February 26, 2014

Excellent book which covers a wide range of issues when doing research on victims. A must have on victims courses.

Mr Rashid Aziz
Department of Law and Criminal Justice, Canterbury Christ Church University
February 25, 2013

A concise and invaluable contribution to the debates. Easily accessible to the novice student.

Dr Stephen Brown
School of Applied Social Sciences, Brighton University
January 28, 2013

An excellent overview of issues in victimology. This book is very readable and accessible.

Dr Caroline Wesson
Psychology, Wolverhampton University
June 2, 2012

A very informative book which is broken down into easy to read sections offering the reader policy reviews, up to date research and theory.

The 'thinking critically about' sections are very useful.

Overall a very good insight into victimology, well structured and a good read

Mrs Sunray Heap
General Education , Cardiff and Vale College
December 12, 2011

This book discuss some of the more invisibles problems in the area of Victimology and for that reason this book is reference in the programme of the discipline. The students get more interest to work this themes and the critical discussion of them make me very satisfied. I like and recommended it for this school year.

Professor Ana Sani
Political Sciences and Behavior, Fernando Pessoa University
September 4, 2011

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Pamela Davies

Pam graduated in Social Sciences from what was then Sheffield City Polytechnic in 1985 and two years later followed this with a Masters degree in Criminology from University College Cardiff. She then held part-time lecturing posts in both Cardiff and Worcester before moving north to Newcastle to commence a full-time research post with Northumbria Police where she worked for five years. In 1991, Pam spent a year on secondment to Leicester University, Scarman Centre for the Study of Public Order as a Research Associate on a project entitled 'Police Co-operation in Europe' funded by Commission for the European Communities. Pam first joined... More About Author

Peter Francis

Peter has worked at Northumbria University since 1994 and before that at the Universities of Leicester and Hull. He gained his undergraduate degree from Northumbria University and studied at postgraduate level at Hull University. Between 2002 and 2008 he was a Senior Advisor to the Home Office and has been a council member and trustee of the independent charity the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, Kings College, London since 1996. More About Author

Chris Greer

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