This is the first accessible, succinct text to provide definitions and explanations of key terms and concepts relating to the expanding field of crime, harm and victimisation. Written by a wide range of experts, it includes theories, ideas and case studies relating to victims of conventional crime and victims outside the remit of criminal law. It encapsulates the domestic and international nature, extent and measurement of victims of crime and harm, together with responses to victims and victimisation as a result of conventional, corporate and state crimes and harms.
As part of the Companion series, entries are presented in a user-friendly A-Z format with clear links to related entries and further reading, allowing easy navigation for both students and practitioners. Filling a gap in the market, this is a good source and quick reference point for undergraduates studying a variety of courses in criminology, criminal justice, victimology and other related disciplines.
Karen Corteen is a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice at Liverpool John Moores University. Areas she has researched and published in include: victimology, critical criminology, and sexuality. Her research interests comprise: victims and harm; harm and sports entertainment; hate crime, and sexual violence. She is a member of networks concerned with crime, harm and victimisation within and without academia. Sharon Morley is Deputy Head of the Department of Social and Political Science and Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Chester. Her research interests and publications include gender/sexual violence, gender space and self-regulation and, narrative research. Sharon is a member of a number of sexual violence research networks. Paul Taylor is Deputy Head of the Department of Social and Political Science and concurrently a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Chester, UK. His research and scholarly interests lie within the fields of mental health and criminal justice discourse/law/policy/system convergence as well as undertaking research with military veterans and the police. Jo Turner is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Chester. Her research interests and publications primarily lie in the field of the history of crime and punishment, particularly those relating to female offending, imprisonment and aftercare. Jo is a member of several research networks relating to crime history and regularly presents at relevant academic conferences.
Editor's Introduction; Companion entries A-Z; List of campaign groups and their website URLs; Legislation and Policy Index.