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Victimology

Research, Policy and Activism

Editors: Tapley, Jacki, Davies, Pamela (Eds.)

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  • Speaks to upper undergraduates and above, as well as to criminal justice practitioners, with case studies for discussion
  • Encourages critical thinking about victims of crime and social harm and how to effect change 
  • Examines how victims are understood, represented and incorporated across the criminal justice system and society
  • Captures the newest developments in the dynamic victimology space, following changes in policy and politics
  • Discusses how activism has greatly contributed to growth of the Victimology discipline
  • Analyses how victimology, theories, and research inform policies and professional practice
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This book explores what victimology, as both an academic discipline and an activist movement, has achieved since its initial conception in the 1940s, from a variety of experts’ perspectives. Focussing on nine, dynamic and contemporary case studies covering topics like violence against women and girls, bereaved family activism, and environmental victims and climate change activists, each chapter critically examines how different crime victims have been politicised and explores the impact of victim-centred reforms upon criminal justice professional cultures. This book comprehensively and critically examines the historical, social and political factors, including the work of activists, that have shaped the development of theories, policies and reforms in this field, including how victimhood has come to be understood and responded to. The chapters also consider the future developments of this area, including how digital technologies are creating new forms and experiences of victimisation. Speaking to undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals in criminal justice and third sector organisations, this book discusses the links between theory, policy and professional practice and how they contribute to and facilitate debates regarding what the role of crime victims is in a 21st century criminal justice system. 

About the authors

Jacki Tapley is Principal Lecturer of Criminology at the University of Portsmouth, UK. She specialises in teaching and undertaking research focussing on victims of crime, and the development, implementation and evaluation of victim-centred policies and legislation. 

Pamela Davies is Professor of Criminology at the University of Northumbria, UK. Pam has longstanding research interests in the area of social harm and victimisation with a particular focus on how, where and when gender matters.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-42288-2
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Softcover $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-42287-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Victimology
Book Subtitle
Research, Policy and Activism
Editors
  • Jacki Tapley
  • Pamela Davies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42288-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42288-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-42287-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 408
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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