Understanding Violence and Victimization

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9780132193825: Understanding Violence and Victimization

For courses in Victimology, Violence in America, Criminology and Special Topics.

 

Understanding Violence and Victimization, Fourth Edition, explores selected types of violence and examines the causes and responses to such victimization.  Written for courses in victimology, violence, and criminology, it addresses topics such as domestic violence, stranger violence, workplace violence, school violence, and criminal justice violence. Each chapter includes case studies and discussion questions and explores prevention strategies, victim responses and legal approaches. This edition features a new chapter on terrorism, additional case studies, and further examination of violence and its causes.

 

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Violence can erupt from the home, workplace, or from day-to-day routine activities. There are no boundaries or rules as to when or where violence and victimization may take place. Understanding Violence and Victimization, Second Edition is a unique and fresh approach to the subject that not only addresses theories and varieties of violence and offenders, but offers practical responses to crime.

In Understanding Violence and Victimization, real-life case studies show situations leading to victimization and explore the social, legal, and psychological dynamics of violence and victimization. The reader is educated on the precursors of violence such as stalking and harassment then examines domestic, workplace, school, and public violence. The reader is acquainted with policy responses to victimization such as civil justice, victim compensation laws, personal protection approaches, and legislation.

Understanding Violence and Victimization, Second Edition is a much-needed wake-up call to the threat of violence, and is a superior resource for students studying crime, victimization, or justice policy. In addition, justice practitioners, victim advocates, and the average citizen should find this book relevant and insightful.

About the Author:

ROBERT J. MEADOWS is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Graduate Program in Public Policy and Administration at California Lutheran University. Dr. Meadows' research and teaching interests include legal issues in criminal justice, private security, violence and victimization, and delinquency. He recently authored a book on Saudi Arabian justice, and is currently working on a book addressing struggling teenagers. Dr. Meadows is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Industrial Security.

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