New Visions of Crime Victims

Chapters examine the perspectives of victims who become involved in court, probation and restorative processes. This book will further debate on how we conceptualize victims and their appropriate role in the criminal justice system.

Author: Carolyn Hoyle

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 9781841132808

Category: Law

Page: 243

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This innovative collection presents original theoretical and empirical research on criminal victimization. The first part of the book challenges stereotypical conceptions of victimization, focusing on non-traditional victims of crime, such as male victims of domestic violence, victims of male-on-male rape, institutional victims and the "victim-offenders" who are recipients of IRA punishment beatings. The second part of the volume considers criminal justice responses to victimization. Chapters examine the perspectives of victims who become involved in court, probation and restorative processes. This book will further debate on how we conceptualize victims and their appropriate role in the criminal justice system.
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Crime Victims

The first and most comprehensive look at victimology, Karmen's CRIME VICTIMS offers balanced coverage of this complex and at times, controversial subject.

Author: Andrew Karmen

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0534616321

Category: Law

Page: 431

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CRIME VICTIMS: AN INTRODUCTION TO VICTIMOLOGY is a innovative and comprehensive guide that offers balanced coverage on this controversial subject. A must-have for anyone interested in this field!
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Crime Victims An Introduction to Victimology

This Ninth Edition presents current coverage of the seriousness of intimate partner violence, child abuse, sexual assaults in the U.S. military, acquaintance rapes on college campuses, shootings on campuses, whether arming for self ...

Author: Andrew Karmen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305465497

Category: Education

Page: 608

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A first in the field when initially published and now a true classic, CRIME VICTIMS: AN INTRODUCTION TO VICTIMOLOGY, Ninth Edition offers the most comprehensive and balanced exploration of victimology available today. The author examines the victims' plight, carefully placing statistics from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report and Bureau of Justice Statistics National Crime Victimization Survey in context. At the same time, he humanizes victims' stories through compelling case studies. The text systematically investigates how victims are currently handled by the criminal justice system, analyzes the goals of the victims' rights movement, and discusses what the future is likely to hold. This Ninth Edition presents current coverage of the seriousness of intimate partner violence, child abuse, sexual assaults in the U.S. military, acquaintance rapes on college campuses, shootings on campuses, whether arming for self-protection is an effective strategy, and similar high-profile issues. It also includes new information about survivorology and bystanderology as well as new material on practical issues facing victims. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Crime Victims

In this book, Basia Spalek offers a theoretically detailed and empirically rich account of how victimology has developed into a field that transcends academic disciplines and brings together researchers, practitioners, activists and ...

Author: Basia Spalek

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137505330

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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From white-collar to environmental crime, and hate crime to sexual violence, the study of victims and of the processes of victimisation is indispensable to understanding the full scale of the effects of crime in society. In this book, Basia Spalek offers a theoretically detailed and empirically rich account of how victimology has developed into a field that transcends academic disciplines and brings together researchers, practitioners, activists and community members. This second edition of Crime Victims continues to be a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the historical, social, political and cultural issues and trends in approaches to victims and victimisation. It introduces victimological theory, explores the impacts of crime on victims, and the challenges involved in developing victim support services. In addition, acknowledging the increasing recognition of trauma as central to understanding victimisation, it includes a therapeutic toolkit for victims, offenders and practitioners working in and with the criminal justice system. With Cutting Edge Research and Case Study sections added at the end of each chapter to highlight victimology as a vibrant and continuously developing field, Crime Victims is an essential resource to a broad audience, ranging from students of victimology, criminology and sociology to practitioners and professionals.
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Support for Crime Victims in a Comparative Perspective

A collection of essays dedicated to the memory of Prof. Frederic McClintock.

Author: Ezzat A. Fattah

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9061869277

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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A collection of essays dedicated to the memory of Prof. Frederic McClintock.
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Victims of Crime

The Fourth Edition of this widely used and respected book has been thoroughly revised and updated to include newly contributed and updated articles utilizing the latest research and studies in the areas of violence, abuse, and victims' ...

Author: Robert C. Davis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452203201

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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Victims of Crime 4/e includes newly contributed and updated articles utilizing the latest research and studies in the areas of violence, abuse, and victims′ rights from experts in the field. It has a stronger focus on emerging issues and policies in the field of victimology than other comparable texts. Features/Benefits: - Utilizes the latest research and studies in the areas of violence, abuse, and victims′ rights - Focuses on the emerging issues and policies in the fields of victim rights and crime prevention - The Chapter contributors represent some of the top scholars for each subject area. New to this Edition: - New 3 Part organization with the more common victimizing crimes first, followed by responses to victimizations, and then newer issues and types of victimizations in Part 3. - New chapters on human trafficking and cyber crime - Major expansion of the human services response and school victimizations. Updated throughout with new data and research.
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Counseling Crime Victims

From the point of view of crime victim treatment, clinicians should try to determine
whether the present symptoms are related to the aftermath of the criminal assault
or fall into a prior long-standing pattern and history of multiple symptoms and ...

Author: Laurence Miller, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826116523

Category: Psychology

Page: 456

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"Dr. Miller's Counseling Crime Victims is extremely effective...and it will occupy a central spot on my bookshelf...It is really a golden find." --Society for Police and Criminal Psychology "Here is the gold standard - the book for mental health clinicians helping crime victims sort through one of life's most difficult and traumatic experiences.--Richard L. Levenson, Jr., Psy.D., CTS Licensed Psychologist, New York State As more and more mental health professionals are becoming involved in the criminal justice system - as social service providers, victim advocates, court liaisons, expert witnesses, and clinical therapists - there has not been a commensurate improvement in the quality of text material to address this expanding and diverse field. Until now, students and practicing professionals have had to content themselves with either overly broad texts on criminology or trauma theory, or exceeding narrow tracts on one or another sub-area of victim services. Counseling Crime Victims provides a unique approach to helping victims of crime. By distilling and combining the best insights and lessons from the fields of criminology, victimology, trauma psychology, law enforcement, and psychotherapy, this book presents an integrated model of intervention for students and working mental health professionals in the criminal justice system. The book blends solid empirical research scholarship with practical, hit-the-ground-running recommendations that mental health professionals can begin using immediately in their daily work with victims. Counseling Crime Victims is a practical guide and reference book that working mental health clinicians will consult again and again in their daily practices. This book will also be of use to attorneys, judges, law enforcement officers, social service providers and others who work with crime victims in the criminal justice system. It can also serve as a college- and graduate-level text for courses in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Key Features of this Book: Victim assistance is becoming a full-fledged field for social workers and counselors A practical, hands-on guide which offers counselors techniques for dealing with victims of a wide variety of crimes Shows counselors how to guide their clients through the legal and judicial system
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Crime Victims Rights Act

victim ” means a person that has suffered direct physical , emotional , or
pecuniary harm as a result of the commission of a crime , including ( A ) in the
case of a victim that is an institutional entity , an authorized representative of the
entity ; and ...

Author: Charles Doyle

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 160456525X

Category: Law

Page: 92

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Legal reform in the name of victims of crime began to appear in state and federal law in the 1960's. It can be seen in victim restitution and compensation laws, in the reform of rape laws, drunk driving statutes, bail laws, and in provisions for victim impact statements at sentencing, to name a few. Over time in many jurisdictions these specific victim provisions were joined by a more general, more comprehensive victims' bills of rights. Thus, by the close of the twentieth century, thirty-three states had added victims' rights amendments to their state constitutions and each of the states had general statutory declarations of victims' rights.
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Highlights from 20 Years of Surveying Crime Victims

The National Crime Victimization Survey, 1973-92 Marianne W. Zawitz. What is
the relationship between the victim and the offender ? 4 4 sitive questions about
victimization might be About 1. Violent crimes are generally more likely to be ...

Author: Marianne W. Zawitz

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788100726

Category: Criminal statistics

Page: 30

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Crime Victims

Research in Action Reprinted from NIJ Reports / No . 203 May / June 1987 Crime
victims : Learning how to help them LENSES Crime victims : Learning how to
help them Photo. QUIMERA U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of
Justice ...

Author: Robert Carl Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000066889084

Category: Victims of crimes

Page: 6

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From Pain to Power

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754068926603

Category: Electronic government information

Page: 48

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Crime Victim

This book reviews the evolution of victim's rights in the United States Criminal Justice System.

Author: dan brown

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1983610933

Category:

Page: 164

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This book reviews the evolution of victim's rights in the United States Criminal Justice System. The American Courts in the last 50 years have focused on the rights of the accused in the criminal justice system. This book contains a full analysis of the criminal justice trial process with a primary focus on the rights of the victim during the trial and appeal. In recent years, the focus of the policy makers and the courts have shifted to provide compensation programs for victims of violent crimes. The book concludes with a state by state analysis of the compensation programs for crime victims of each of the 50 states.
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Legislation to Help Crime Victims

STATEMENT OF RONALD A. Zweibel, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION OF CRIME VICTIM CoMPENSATION BOARDS, AND CHAIRMAN
OF THE NEw York STATE CRIME VICTIMS BOARD Mr. Chairman and members
of the ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Criminal Justice

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210008206854

Category: Finance, Public

Page: 470

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Compensating Crime Victims

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Criminal Justice

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00508457V

Category: Compensation (Law)

Page: 228

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Invisible Wounds Crime Victims Speak

Twenty-eight years ago I was the victim of a brutal and violent crime— my face
was completely smashed in by a mentally retarded assailant wielding a steel bar.
“A blow of redirection” is the term used by one of the crime victims speaking out in
 ...

Author: Shelley Neiderbach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135894467

Category: Medical

Page: 282

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Feel the terror and anger experienced by crime victims as you read accounts of the highly charged therapy sessions at New York City’s Crime Victims’Counseling Services, the first group therapy services for crime victims of its kind. This emotionally charged book contains actual transcripts of interviews with crime victims as they explain the violations against them--their recollections of the assault itself and their feelings afterward. Their stories provide insights into the acute and profound trauma that crime victimization evokes. The helping and healing processes are a catharsis for the victim--and powerful reading for the rest of us.
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Crime Victims Rights Act Increasing Victim Awareness and Clarifying Applicability to the D C Will Improve Implementation of the Act

We also conducted surveys and interviews of crime victims and victim-witness
professionals, and interviews with investigative agents, prosecutors, defense
attorneys, and federal judges.11 We cannot generalize the results of the crime
victim ...

Author: Eileen R. Larence

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437923469

Category:

Page: 22

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On Oct. 30, 2004, the Crime Victims¿ Rights Act (CVRA) was enacted, establishing eight rights for federal crime victims and two mechanisms to enforce those rights. This report reviewed, among other things: (1) efforts made to implement the CVRA; (2) mechanisms in place to ensure adherence to the CVRA; (3) key issues that have arisen in the interpretation of the CVRA by the federal courts; and (4) perspectives of criminal justice system participants on the CVRA. This testimony is based on a Dec. 2008 report on CVRA, which reviewed guidance and conducted surveys and interviews with criminal justice system participants. Includes recommendations. Table.
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Crime Victims with Developmental Disabilities

workshop represented an opportunity to highlight gaps in the knowledge about
criminal victimization of people with developmental disabilities. I will try to
summarize the gaps that were raised in the papers presented at the workshop
and in the ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309073189

Category: Law

Page: 104

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Although violent crime in the United States has declined over the past five years, certain groups appear to remain at disproportionately high risk for violent victimization. In the United States, people with developmental disabilities-such as mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and severe learning disabilities may be included in this group. While the scientific evidence is scanty, a handful of studies from the United States, Canada, Australia, and Great Britain consistently find high rates of violence and abuse affecting people with these kinds of disabilities. A number of social and demographic trends are converging that may worsen the situation considerably over the next several years. The prevalence of developmental disabilities has increased in low-income populations, due to a number of factors, such as poor prenatal nutrition, lack of access to health care or better perinatal care for some fragile babies, and increases in child abuse and substance abuse during pregnancy. For example, a recent report of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities found that during the past decade, while the state population increased by 20 percent, the number of persons with developmental disabilities in California increased by 52 percent and the population segment with mild mental retardation doubled. Because of a growing concern among parents and advocates regarding possible high rates of crime victimization among persons with developmental disabilities, Congress, through the Crime Victims with Disabilities Awareness Act of 1998, requested that the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences conduct a study to increase knowledge and information about crimes against individuals with developmental disabilities that will be useful in developing new strategies to reduce the incidence of crimes against those individuals. Crime Victims with Developmental Disabilities summarizes the workshop and addresses the following issues: (1) the nature and extent of crimes against individuals with developmental disabilities; (2) the risk factors associated with victimization of individuals with developmental disabilities; (3) the manner in which the justice system responds to crimes against individuals with disabilities; and (4) the means by which states may establish and maintain a centralized computer database on the incidence of crimes against individuals with disabilities within a state.
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