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Author: William G Doerner; Steven P Lab
Publisher: Milton : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 8th edView all editions and formats

Revised edition of the authors' Victimology, [2015]

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Doerner, William G.
Milton : Taylor and Francis, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William G Doerner; Steven P Lab
ISBN: 9781134991716 1134991711 9781134991648 1134991649
OCLC Number: 979159339
Notes: Neighborhood Reparative Boards.
Description: 1 online resource (544 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Online Resources; PART 1 Definition and Scope; CHAPTER 1 The Scope of Victimology; Learning Objectives; Key Terms; Introduction; The Victim Throughout History; The Re-Emergence of the Victim; The Work of Hans von Hentig: The Criminal and His Victim; The Work of Beniamin Mendelsohn: Further Reflections; The Work of Stephen Schafer: The Victim and His Criminal; Other Scholarly Efforts; Empirical Studies of Victim Precipitation; The Work of Marvin E. Wolfgang: Patterns in Criminal Homicide. The Work of Menachem Amir: Patterns in Forcible RapeCriticisms and Reactions; A New Approach: General Victimology; Critical Victimology; The Victim Movement; The Women's Movement; Children's Rights; The Growing Crime Problem; Victim Compensation; Legal Reforms; Other Factors; An Overview of this Book; Critical Thinking Exercises; CHAPTER 2 Measuring Criminal Victimization; Learning Objectives; Key Terms; Introduction; Official Police Reports; Victimization Surveys; First-Generation Victim Surveys; Some Methodological Considerations; Second-Generation Victim Surveys; Recall Problems. Respondent ConcernsThird-Generation Victim Surveys; The National Crime Survey; The Business Victimization Survey; City Surveys; Fourth-Generation Victim Surveys; Victim Surveys Outside the U.S.A.; Comparing the NCVS and the UCR; Fear of Crime; Repeat Victimization; Summary; Critical Thinking Exercises; PART 2 Addressing the Impact of Victimization; CHAPTER 3 The Costs of Victimization; Learning Objectives; Key Terms; Introduction; The First Insult: Criminal Victimization; Economic Losses; Non-Economic Costs; Societal/System Costs; Summary; The Second Insult: System Participation; Summary. Critical Thinking ExercisesCHAPTER 4 Remedying the Financial Impact of Victimization; Learning Objectives; Key Terms; Introduction; Offender Restitution; The Rationale for Restitution; Types of Restitution; Evaluating the Impact of Restitution; Problems and Concerns with Restitution; Civil Litigation; Private Insurance; Victim Compensation; Philosophical Bases; Compensable Acts; Eligibility Restrictions; Awards; Funding; Reporting Crime and Applying for Compensation; Does Victim Compensation Work?; Macro-Level Effects; Micro-Level Effects; Problems and Concerns with Compensation; Summary. Critical Thinking ExercisesCHAPTER 5 Remedying the Non-Financial Impact of Victimization; Learning Objectives; Key Terms; Introduction; Prosecutorial-Based Victim-Witness Projects; Projects and Performance; Project Evaluation; Beyond the Prosecutor's Office; Criminal Justice Personnel Issues; Dispute Resolution; Common Elements in Dispute Resolution Programs; Evaluation of Dispute Resolution; Restorative Justice; The Development of Restorative Justice; Theoretical Basis of Restorative Practices; Types of Restorative Justice; Victim-Offender Mediation; Family Group Conferencing.
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