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Victimology, Second Edition
Theories and Applications

Author(s): Ann Wolbert Burgess, RN, DNSc, FAAN, Professor of Psychiatric Nursing, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College
Cheryl Regehr, MSW, PhD, Professor of Social Work and Professor of Law, Vice Provost, Academic Programs, University of Toronto
Albert R. Roberts, PhD, DACFE, (late of) Rutgers University
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  • ISBN-13: 9781449684938
  • Product With Access Code    594 pages      © 2013
Price: $114.95 US List
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"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 texts in the field of victimology with instructors and students in mind...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., Southern New Hampshire University

Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the most current trends and developments in the field, Victimology: Theories and Applications, Second 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 Second Edition offers a balance between theory and application and will prepare readers to work with victims, offenders, and the justice system.

 New to the Second Edition:

  • Contains new contemporary case studies, including the cases of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Khan, Oprah Winfrey, and the Senator Scott Brown case as illustrating non-disclosure of childhood abuse for 40 years.
  • Includes an analysis on the Casey Anthony case from the perspective of the jury in the chapter on justice systems.
  • A new chapter (Measurements in Victimology) includes discussions on domestic and international databases and studies, including UCR, NCVS, StatsCan, Justice Canada, Interpol, and WHO reports on victimization.
  • Includes a new chapter on child abduction and exploitation including a discussion of child trafficking.
  • Contains a new chapter discussing sexual boundary violations.
  • All tables and figures have been updated to reflect the most current data in the field.
  • Every new printed copy is packaged with full student access to the companion website featuring a variety of engaging and interactive study tools (eBook version does not include access to the student companion website. Standalone access can be purchased here http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781449684389/).

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Features & Benefits

  • Offers a balance between theory and the research and practice-oriented tools to prepare readers to work with victims, offenders, and the justice system.
  • 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.
  • Contains chapter outlines, key terms, discussion questions and a summary in every chapter, to facilitate student comprehension and classroom conversation.
  • Every new printed copy is packaged with full student access to the companion website featuring a variety of engaging and interactive study tools (eBook version does not include access to the student companion website. Standalone access can be purchased here http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781449684389/).
  • Instructor resources include PowerPoint Lecture Outlines and a complete Test Bank.

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.

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

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

Ann Wolbert Burgess, RN, DNSc, FAAN, is professor of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at Boston College’s Connell School of Nursing. She received her bachelors and doctoral degrees from Boston University and her masters degree from the University of Maryland. She teaches five forensic courses: Victimology, Forensic Mental Health, Forensic Science, Forensic Science Lab, and Wounded Warriors in Transition. She, with Lynda Lytle Holmstrom (Boston College), cofounded one of the first hospital-based crisis intervention programs for rape victims at Boston City Hospital. She is licensed as an advanced practice nurse in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, where she also maintains prescriptive authority. Dr. Burgess has testified as an expert witness in 31 states and has received grants and published articles on the topics of rape trauma, child sexual abuse, child pornography, serial offenders, crime classification, posttraumatic stress, elder abuse, and wounded warriors.

 

Dr. Burgess served as chair of the first Advisory Council to the National Center for the Prevention and Control of Rape of the National Institute of Mental Health, was a member of the 1984 U.S. Attorney General’s Task Force on Family Violence, served on the planning committee for the 1985 Surgeon General’s Symposium on Violence, and served on the National Institute of Health National Advisory Council for the Center for Nursing Research from 1986 to 1988. She was a member of the 1990 Adolescent Health Advisory Panel to the Congress of the United States Office of Technology Assessment and Chair of the National Institutes of Health AIDS and Related Research Study Section (ARRR 6) from 1992 to 1994. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine in October 1994 and chaired the 1996 National Research Council’s Task Force on Violence Against Women. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau. Her current research is on patterns of murder-suicide and combat-PTSD.

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Cheryl Regehr, MSW, PhD-Professor of Social Work and Professor of Law, Vice Provost, Academic Programs, University of Toronto

Cheryl Regehr, MSW, PhD, is a professor in the Faculty of Social Work and the Faculty of Law at University of Toronto. Professor Regehr is presently the Vice-Provost, Academic Programs at the University of Toronto. She was previously the Dean of Social Work. Professor Regehr’s practice background includes 20 years of direct service in forensic social work and emergency mental health and in the administration of mental health programs, specializing in workplace trauma interventions and civil litigation and criminal court assessments of trauma victims and violent offenders.  Her research, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanites Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, examines the impact of trauma and victimization. Her publications address both issues of trauma and the interface between the law and mental health.

Albert R. Roberts, PhD, DACFE-(late of) Rutgers University

The late Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D., D.A.C.F.E., was a Professor of Criminal Justice and Social Work, and Director of Faculty and Curriculum Development in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey at Piscataway.

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  • "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

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