Drawing from the most up-to-date research and emerging issues, Victimology: A Comprehensive Approach is an accessible, student-friendly text that provides students with an overview of the causes and consequences of victimization and the responses to those causes. Renowned authors and researchers Leah E. Daigle and Lisa R. Muftic use a consistent framework throughout to help readers understand why people are victimized, as well as how the criminal justice system and other social services interact with victims and each other. The focus on causes and responses equips students with the foundational knowledge needed to apply key concepts to real-life situations. Emphasizing the impact of trauma on individuals and opportunities for prevention, this supportive text offers incisive discussions of recurring victimization and the victim-offender overlap with a global focus. The streamlined Second Edition explores emerging topics within this growing field, including immigration and victimization, bullying, homicides and sexual assaults involving LGBTQ persons, school shootings, and more.
About the Authors
Chapter 1 • Introduction to Victimology
Chapter 2 • Extent, Theories, and Factors of Victimization
Chapter 3 • The Victim–Offender Overlap
Chapter 4 • Consequences of Victimization
Chapter 5 • Recurring Victimization
Chapter 6 • Victims’ Rights and Remedies
Chapter 7 • Homicide Victimization
Chapter 8 • Sexual Victimization
Chapter 9 • Intimate Partner Violence
Chapter 10 • Victimization at the Beginning and End of Life: Child and Elder Abuse
Chapter 11 • Victimization of Special Populations
Chapter 12 • Victimization at School and Work
Chapter 13 • Contemporary Issues in Victimology: Victims of Hate Crimes, Human Trafficking, Terrorism, and Identity Theft
Instructor Resource Site
Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:
- A Microsoft® Word® test bank that provides a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
- Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides that offer flexibility when creating multimedia lectures and you can customize to your exact needs.
- Carefully selected video and multimedia links that feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
- Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter is included.