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Victimology, Third Edition
Theories and Applications

Author(s): Ann Wolbert Burgess, DNSc, APRN, BC, FAAN, Professor of Psychiatric Nursing, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College
  • ISBN-13: 9781284130195
  • Paperback    295 pages      © 2019
  • Will Publish: 12/15/2017
Price: $99.95 US List
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Victimology: Theories and Applications, Third Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of victimization, crime typologies, and the impact of crime on victims, offenders, and society at large. Each chapter provides an overview of the scope, law, and victim response to crime and concludes with a summary and discussion questions to ensure comprehension. An overview of the issues impacting victims of a wide variety of traditional and contemporary crimes are examined, including child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, bullying, elder abuse, cybercrime and hate crimes. The history and theories of victimology are explored, as well as definitive laws and policies, strategies for intervention, and future research areas. This Third Edition offers a balance between theory and application and will prepare readers to work with victims, offenders, and the justice system.

Features & Benefits

  • NEW full-color interior design features improved photos, figures, and tables creating an engaging student experience
  • NEW discussions about both victims and offenders
  • NEW chapters on cybercrime, social media victims, and forensic victimology
  • Covers current topics including, human trafficking, victims of gang violence, bullying, victims of terrorism, victims of cybercrime, property crimes, corporate crimes, workplace violence, racial profiling and disproportionate penalties
  • Updated case studies help the student to understand the dynamics of the victim-offender interaction, crime scene forensics, investigative techniques, court outcome and resources for victim recovery

Applicable Courses

This text is ideal for Victimology courses in Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Sociology programs. It is also appropriate in Forensic Science, Forensic Psychology, and Forensic Nursing courses.

1  Crime and Victimology
2  Measurement of Crime and Victimization
3  Theories of Victimology
4  Victim Rights and Crime Victims Movement
5  Justice Systems
6  Forensic Victimology
7  Child Abuse and Neglect
8  Child Abduction an Exploitation
9  School Violence
10  Intimate Partner Violence
11  Stalking Victims
12  Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault
13  Elder Abuse Victims
14  Homicide: Victims, Their Families and the Community
15  Hate Crimes
16  Victims of Cybercrime
17  White Collar Crime
18  Other Forms of Victimization

Ann Wolbert Burgess, DNSc, APRN, BC, FAAN-Professor of Psychiatric Nursing, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College

Ann Wolbert Burgess, DNSc, APRN, BC, FAAN, is professor of psychiatric mental health nursing at the Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing.  Educated at Boston University and the University of Maryland, she and Lynda Lytle Holmstrom cofounded one of the first hospital-based crisis intervention programs for rape victims at Boston City Hospital.  Dr. Burgess has been principal investigator on 15 funded research projects, and has published over 145 articles on crime victims and their offenders.  Dr. Burgess maintains a private clinical practice; she also serves as an expert witness in criminal and civil cases.  She has testified before congressional committees and served on the U.S. Attorney General’s Task Force on Family Violence.  She was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1994 and chaired the 1996 National Research Council’s Task Force on Violence Against Women.

Additional Titles by this Author
  • "This text is very strong in content and will be replacing other texts in the field of victimology.  I’ve been teaching victimology for many years and have never come across a text of this magnitude. The authors have dished-out, probably one of the best detailed and well-researched text in the field of victimology with instructors and students in mind. They've arranged chapters containing individual objectives, key terms, case studies, introduction, illustrative tables, well researched subject matter, summary, key terms, discussion questions, important resources for additional information, and references. What else do instructors and students want in a text? As a practitioner, academician, professional, and student-centered style professor of justice studies, I congratulate the authors for a well thought-out text. This is the template for new text to come."

    -Dr. Rafael Rojas, Jr.
    Assistant Professor
    Justice Studies Department
    Southern New Hampshire University