This book provides a thorough account of victimisation across the social spectrum of class, race, age and gender. The second edition has been fully revised and expanded, with two parts now spanning the key perspectives and issues in victimology.
Covering theoretical, social and political contexts, the book:
Includes new chapters on defining and constructing victims, fear and vulnerability, sexuality, white collar crime and the implications of crime policy on victims
Examines a global range of historical and theoretical perspectives in victimology and features a new chapter on researching victims of crime
Reinforces your learning through critical thinking sections, future research suggestions, chapter summaries and a glossary of key terms
Victims, Crime and Society is the essential text for your studies in victimology across criminology, criminal justice, community safety, youth justice and related areas.
Pam graduated in Social Sciences from what was then Sheffield City Polytechnic in 1985 and two years later followed this with a Masters degree in Criminology from University College Cardiff. She then held part-time lecturing posts in both Cardiff and Worcester before moving north to Newcastle to commence a full-time research post with Northumbria Police where she worked for five years. In 1991, Pam spent a year on secondment to Leicester University, Scarman Centre for the Study of Public Order as a Research Associate on a project entitled 'Police Co-operation in Europe' funded by Commission for the European Communities. Pam first joined Northumbria University on a part-time basis in 1989 and in 1993 joined the full-time staff. Peter has worked at Northumbria University since 1994 and before that at the Universities of Leicester and Hull. He gained his undergraduate degree from Northumbria University and studied at postgraduate level at Hull University. Between 2002 and 2008 he was a Senior Advisor to the Home Office and has been a council member and trustee of the independent charity the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, Kings College, London since 1996.
Victims, Crime and Society: An Introduction Defining Victims and Victimisation News Media, Victims and Crime Historical Perspectives in Victimology Theoretical Perspectives in Victimology Global Perspectives in Victimology Fear, Vulnerability and Victimisation Gender, Victims and Crime Older People, Victims and Crime Socio-Economic Inequalities, Victims and Crime Race, Religion, Victims and Crime Sexuality, Victims and Crime Victims of the Powerful Glossary