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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.”

--CRIME PREVENTION AND COMMUNITY SAFETY: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL

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 ...

Secondary Victimization: The Effects of Violence on Family Members, Friends, Neighbors, and Professionals
Secondary victimization: The effects of violence on family members, friends, neighbors, and professionals

Although there has been extensive research on the psychological consequences of violent crime on direct victims, less attention has been given to the consequences of violence on secondary or indirect victims (e.g., spouses of war and rape victims, family members of homicide victims, and witnesses of violence). In this chapter, we first provide a general overview of secondary victimization. Second, we discuss the effects of violent crime on secondary victims, including family members, friends, neighbors, and coworkers of victims of nonhomicidal crimes; family members of homicide victims; children who witness domestic and community violence; and professionals who work with crime ...

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