International handbook of victimology [electronic resource] / edited by Shlomo Giora Shoham, Paul Knepper, Martin Kett.

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Published: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2010.
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Format: Electronic eBook
Summary:In the nearly four decades since the First International Symposium on Victimology convened in Jerusalem in 1973, some concepts and themes have continued to hold a prominent place in the literature, while new ones have also emerged. Exploring enduring topics such as conceptions of victimhood, secondary and hidden victimization, and social services for victims along with more recent issues, the "International Handbook of Victimology" provides an interdisciplinary study of the topic from a diverse range of professionals on the cutting edge of victimology research. Forty experts from top research facilities and universities around the world provide input on the traditional longstanding issues that surround the field of victimology and explore newer themes such as restorative justice, the use of government-sponsored crime victimization surveys, compensation and restitution schemes, and victims' rights legislation. The second in a trilogy of volumes, this handbook examines victimology from criminology, sociology, psychology, law, and philosophy perspectives.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxv, 706 p.) : ill., maps
Other format:Print version: International handbook of victimology. 9781420085471
Notes:Bib#: 1633637
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781420085488 (electronic bk.)