Victims, Crime and Society
Publication Year: 2007
Organized around the intersecting social divisions of class, race, age, and gender, the book provides an engaging and authoritative overview of the nature of victimisation in society. In addition to a review of the major theoretical developments in relation to understanding aspects of victimization in society, individual chapters explore the political and social context of victimisation and the historical, comparative, and contemporary research and scholarly work on it. Each chapter includes the following:- Background and glossary- Theory, research and policy review - `Thinking critically about...' sections- Reflections and future research directions- Summary and conclusions- Annotated bibliographyVictims, Crime and Society is the essential text on victims for students of criminology, criminal justice, community safety, youth justice and related areas.
- Front Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Victims, Crime and Society
- Chapter 2: News Media, Victims and Crime
- Chapter 3: Social Class, Social Exclusion, Victims and Crime
- Chapter 4: Victims of White-Collar and Corporate Crime
- Chapter 5: ‘Race’, Ethnicity, Victims and Crime
- Chapter 6: Men, Victims and Crime
- Chapter 7: Women, Victims and Crime
- Chapter 8: Young People, Victims and Crime
- Chapter 9: Old Age, Victims and Crime
- Chapter 10: Criminal (in)Justice for Victims?
© Pamela Davies, Peter Francis and Chris Greer
First published 2007
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List of Contributors[Page vii]
Hazel Croall, School of Law and Social Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University.
Pamela Davies, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Northumbria University.
Peter Francis, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Northumbria University.
Chris Greer, Department of Sociology, City University London.
Jason L. Powell, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Liverpool.
Azrini Wahidin, School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast
Sandra Walklate, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Liverpool.[Page viii]
We owe a debt of gratitude to a number of people, without whose contributions, encouragement and support this book would never have reached the point of publication. First, our thanks goes to Caroline Porter at Sage for her tireless efforts, enduring patience and remarkable capacity to mix (and down) a heady cocktail of good humour, attention to detail, and consummate professionalism. To our contributors, Hazel Croall, Jason Powell, Azrini Wahidin, and Sandra Walklate – whom we have known for years and worked with before – the experience, as usual, has been a pleasure. If you haven't had enough of us by now, we look forward to working with you again soon. To the various people who read various drafts of various chapters, thank you for your helpful comments. Finally, to our friends, families and loved ones, thank you for being around.PamelaDaviesPeterFrancis and ChrisGreer October 2006[Page x]