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.

Victims of White-Collar and Corporate Crime

Victims of white-collar and corporate crime

Chapter Aims

  • To consider how criminal victimization and harm have been conceptualized within criminology, victimology, and in the literature on white-collar and corporate crime.
  • To explore research exposing the harms caused by major forms of white-collar and corporate crime.
  • To consider issues of criminal justice policy in relation to these forms of victimization.
  • To illustrate how victimization can be related to wider structural variables.
  • To outline areas for further investigation and policy development.


A major form of victimization excluded from the BCS and other crime surveys ...

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