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Understanding Victimology: An Active-Learning Approach explains what the field of victimology is—including its major theoretical perspectives and research methods—and provides insight into the dynamics of various offline and online crimes from the victims’ vantage point. It is the only textbook to provide numerous innovative active learning exercises to enhance and reinforce student learning, and it addresses important contemporary topics that have thus far not been covered by other victimology texts, including identity theft, hate crimes, and terrorism. This unique and relevant work is ideal for students, academics, and practitioners who are interested in a comprehensive introduction to victimology.
'This is the most dynamic victimology text on the market. It is truly intersectional and comprehensive in its treatment of victims, contains hands-on active learning exercises that increase understanding and empathy, and provides great information for future practitioners of every stripe. I've been looking for this text for 20 years.' – Elicka Peterson Sparks, Department of Government and Justice Studies, Appalachian State University
1. Introduction to Victimology
2. Theories of Victimization
3. Victims’ Rights and Remedies
4. Hybrid and Online Victimization
5. Personal and Property Victimization
6. Rape, Sexual Assault, and Kidnapping
7. Intimate Partner Violence
8. School and Work Victimization
9. Victimization of Special Populations
10. Hate Crimes and Terrorism
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