This second edition of the Handbook of Victims and Victimology presents a comprehensively revised and updated set of essays, bringing together internationally recognised scholars and practitioners to offer substantial research informed overviews within their specialist fields of investigation. This handbook is divided into five parts, with each part addressing a different theme within victimology:
Part I offers a scene-setting exploration of new developments in the field, enduring issues that remain relatively unchanged and the gaps and traps within the contemporary victimological agenda
Part II examines of the complex dimensions to victim experiences as structured by gender, age, ethnicity, sexuality and intersectionality
Part III reflects on the problems and possibilities of formulating policy responses in the light of the changing appreciation of the nature and extent of victimhood
Part IV focused on the value of a comparative lens and the problems and possibilities of victim policies when seen through this lens, explored along three geographical axes: Europe, Australia and Asia
Part V considers other ways of thinking about who counts as a victim and what counts as victimhood and extends the boundaries of the victimological imagination outward
Building on the success of the previous edition, this book provides an international focus on cutting-edge issues in the field of victimology. Including brand new chapters on intersectionality, child victims, sexuality, hate crime and crimes of the powerful, this handbook is essential reading for students and academics studying victims and victimology and an essential reference tool for those working within the victim support environment.
Sandra Walklate is Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at Liverpool University. In 2016 she was appointed as conjoint Professor of Criminology at the University of Monash, Melbourne, Australia, working with colleagues there as part of their Gender and Family Violence Research Focus Program. She also holds an adjunct professorial role at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia (2015-2018).
Introduction and Overview (Sandra Walklate) Part I: Perspectives on Victims and Victimisation Introduction to Part I (Sandra Walklate) 1. A Question of History (Barry Godfrey) 2. Theoretical Perspectives on Victimisation (Paul Rock) 3. The social epidemiology of crime victimization: The paradox of prevention (Tim Hope) 4. The Impact of Crime: Victimisation, Harm and Resilience (Simon Green and Anthony Pemberton) Part II: Victims, Victimology and `Difference' Introduction to Part II (Sandra Walklate) 5. Feminist Voices, Gender and Victimisation (Pamela Davies) 6. Child Victims of Human Rights Violation (Elizabeth Stanley) 7. Victims of Hate Crime (Neil Chakraborti) 8. Sexuality and victimisation (Leslie J Moran) 9. Intersectionality and Victimisation (Patrina Duhaney) Part III: Policy Directions and Service Delivery Introduction to Part III (Sandra Walklate) 10. Interventions and services for victims of crime (Joanna Shapland) 11. The victim in court (Samantha Fairclough and Imogen Jones) 12. Restorative Justice and Victims of Crime: Directions and developments (Meredith Rossner) 13. Theorising victimisation through the individual and collective reparations programs for Indian Residential School abuse (Konstantin Petroukhov) Part IV: Comparative Perspectives Introduction to Part IV (Sandra Walklate) 14. A glass half full, or half empty? On the implementation of the EU's Victims Directive regarding police reception and specialized support (Jan Van Dijk and Marc Groenhuijsen) 15. Victims support in policy and legal process in Australia: Still an ambivalent and contested space (Tracey Booth and Kerry Carrington) 16. Looking into Asia: Managing crime through victim policy? (Susyan Jou and Bill Hebenton) Part V: Other Visions of Victims and Victimology Introduction to Part V (Sandra Walklate) 17. Crime as a Social Relation of Power: Reframing the `Ideal Victim' of Corporate Crimes (David Whyte) 18. We Are All Complicit: Victimization and Crimes of the Powerful (Dawn L. Rothe and David Kauzlarich) 19. Cultural Victimology Revisited: Synergies of Risk, Fear and Resilience (Gabe Mythen and Will McGowan) Conclusion: Developing an agenda for a (critical) victimology (Sandra Walklate)