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“The book achieves its goal of encouraging the reader to think broadly about how the consequences of violent victimization can be measured, understood, and prevented. The authors also achieve their goal of emphasizing the need for multiple research methods and multiple theoretical perspectives for understanding the effects and implications of violent crime. The book would certainly be a useful resource for students studying psychology or criminology, and is likely to be of interest to professionals who work with victims of violent crime.”


What are the effects that violent crime has on our everyday lives, both in terms of the individual victims and their larger community? This unique text draws from both the fields of criminology and psychology to provide ...

Affective, Behavioral, and Cognitive Consequences of Violent Victimization on Direct Crime Victims
Affective, behavioral, and cognitive consequences of violent victimization on direct crime victims

Although we generally think of violent crime in terms of specific types of crime (e.g., rape, physical assault, or partner violence), research suggests that the psychological consequences of crime are fairly consistent regardless of the type of crime. Thus, this chapter describes the general affective, behavioral, and cognitive effects of violent victimization and presents the contextual factors that may affect the severity and duration of these effects.

Affective Consequences of Violent Crime

Victims of violent crime suffer numerous emotional consequences, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideations. We discuss each of these affective consequences in some detail. For a brief explanation ...

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