2nd Edition

Thinking About Victimization Context and Consequences

    256 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    256 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Bringing together cutting-edge theory and research that bridges academic disciplines from criminology and criminal justice, to developmental psychology, sociology, and political science, Thinking About Victimization offers an authoritative and refreshingly accessible overview of scholarship on the nature, sources, and consequences of victimization.

    This book integrates empirical research and victimization theory and is written in a lively style, with sharp storytelling and an appreciation of international research on victimization. Rooted in a healthy respect for criminological history and the important foundational works in victimization studies, it provides a detailed account of how different data sources can influence our understanding of victimization; of how the sources of victimization - individual, situational, and contextual - are complicated and varied; and of how the consequences of victimization - personal, social, and political - are just as complex. Thinking About Victimization also engages with contemporary issues such as sexual victimization and intimate partner violence, victimization in schools, cybervictimization, and prison victimization, as well as terrorism and state-sponsored violence. The second edition reflects new research developments in victimology, including updated discussions on the COVID-19 pandemic, police brutality, increases in crime, and school shootings.

    Thinking About Victimization is essential reading for advanced courses in victimization offered in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, health, and social work departments. With its unapologetic reliance on theory and research combined with its easy readability, undergraduate and graduate students alike will find much to learn in these pages.

    PART I: SETTING THE STAGE  1.Introduction  2.Measuring Victimization  PART II:THE SOURCES OF VICTIMIZATION  3.Individual Sources of Victimization  4.Victimization from the Offender’s Perspectives  5.Situations and Context  PART III:THE CONSEQUENCES OF VICTIMIZATION  6.Personal Consequences of Victimization  7.Legal Consequences of Victimization  8.Social and Political Consequences of Victimization  PART IV:SPECIAL TOPICS IN VICTMIZATION  9.Violence Against Women  10.Victimization at School  11.Cybervictimization  12.Victimization in Prison  13.Wrapping it Up: Emerging Issues in Victimization



    Jillian J. Turanovic is Associate Professor in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University, USA.

    Travis C. Pratt is a Fellow in the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute, USA.

    'Taking a fresh approach, Jillian Turanovic and Travis Pratt analyze victimization across diverse contexts, ranging from the small confines of the prison to the expansive reach of the internet.  This volume is rich in theory and scholarship but masterfully written to be accessible to students at all levels. It also is a work of practical relevance, as readers are encouraged to consider the disquieting consequences of victimization and to evaluate the policies—both effective and foolish—proposed to reduce such harm.  Put simply, Thinking About Victimization has set the standard for textbooks in this area.'

    Francis T. CullenDistinguished Research Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati