Victims of Crime is the ideal core textbook for victims of crime and general victims courses, and an excellent resource for researchers, practitioners, victims’ rights advocates, and those who deal with victims in the fields of Law, Social Work, Counseling, and Criminal Justice. Using an engaging and comprehensible format, editors Robert C. Davis, Arthur J. Lurigio, and Susan Herman provide a synopsis of the contemporary literature and debates on significant topics in the field of criminal victimization. They focus on the emerging issues and policies in the areas of violence, abuse, and victims’ rights, and the latest research and studies in the fields of victim rights and crime prevention.
The Fourth Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include newly contributed and updated chapters utilizing the latest research and studies from experts in the field. It has a stronger focus on emerging issues and policies in the field of victimology than other comparable texts, and it offers the most current research, thinking, and best practices regarding crime victims and crime victim services.