Victims, Culture and Society

Series Editors:

Concerns about victimisation have multiplied over the last fifty years. Victims, Culture and Society explores the major concepts, debates and controversies that this concern has generated across a range of disciplines but particularly within criminology and victimology. As the impact of globalisation, the movement of peoples, the divergences between the global north and the global south have become ever more apparent, this series provides an authoritative space for original contributions in making sense of these far reaching changes on individuals, localities and nationalities. These issues in their very nature demand an interdisciplinary approach and an interdisciplinary voice outside conventional conceptual boundaries. Victims, Culture and Society offers the space for that voice.

Each author will adopt a strong personal view and offer a lively and agenda setting treatment of their subject matter. The monographs will encompass a transnational, global or comparative approach to the issues they address. Examining new areas of both empirical and theoretical inquiry the series offers the opportunity for innovative and progressing thinking about the relationship between victims, culture and society. The books will be useful and thought provoking resources for the international community of undergraduates, post-graduates, researchers and policy makers working within the broad field of victimisation.

  • Governing Child Abuse Voices and Victimisation

    The Use of Public Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in Christian Institutions, 1st Edition

    By Jodi Death

    Child sexual abuse by clergy within the Roman Catholic Church has emerged as a social and political discourse over the last three decades. The analysis here specifically focuses on the establishment, conduct, and outcomes of the extensive public inquiries of Australia, although inquiries in other…

    Paperback – 2020-01-31 
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  • Victim Support and the Welfare State

    1st Edition

    By Carina Gallo, Kerstin Svensson

    This book provides a rich analysis of the history of Swedish victim support. With the majority of research on victim support centering on the Anglosphere, this book offers a unique case study for considering the role of the victim in the criminal justice system. While Sweden has enacted many laws…

    Hardback – 2019-05-28
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    Victims, Culture and Society

  • Sexual Violence Against Older People

    1st Edition

    By Hannah Bows

    Research on sexual violence has been a growing area of academic study since the 1970s. However, the focus of these efforts has centred on younger women, leaving older women largely ignored in research. This book presents data from the first UK study to examine the extent, nature and impacts of…

    Hardback – 2019-03-21
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    Victims, Culture and Society

  • Challenging the Human Trafficking Narrative

    Victims, Villains, and Heroes, 1st Edition

    By Erin O'Brien

    What is the moral of the human trafficking story, and how can the narrative be shaped and evolved? Stories of human trafficking are prolific in the public domain, proving immensely powerful in guiding our understandings of trafficking, and offering something tangible on which to base policy and…

    Hardback – 2018-07-30
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    Victims, Culture and Society

  • Cultural Practices of Victimhood

    1st Edition

    Edited by Martin Hoondert, Paul Mutsaers, William Arfman

    Cultural Practices of Victimhood aims to set the agenda for a cultural study of victimhood. Words such as ‘victim’ and ‘victimhood’ represent shifting cultural signifiers, their meaning depending on the cultural context of their usage. Using case studies and through a practice-based approach,…

    Hardback – 2018-07-09
    Routledge
    Victims, Culture and Society