Crime Victims: An Introduction to Victimology by Andrew Karmen

By Andrew Karmen

A primary within the box and precise vintage, CRIME sufferers: AN creation TO VICTIMOLOGY bargains the main finished and balanced exploration of victimology - a necessary new and, now and then, debatable department of criminology - to be had this present day. the writer examines the sufferers' plight, and is cautious to put records from the FBI's Uniform Crime document and Bureau of Justice information nationwide Crime Victimization Survey in context. The textual content systematically investigates how sufferers' at present are dealt with through the felony justice approach, analyzes the targets of the sufferers' rights flow, and discusses what the longer term is probably going to carry. This 7th version expands insurance of human trafficking, crimes on campus, identification robbery, stalking, motorcar robbery, and prisoners attacked in the back of bars. This student-friendly textbook will function a helpful home-library reference publication for an individual attracted to criminology and legal justice.

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I. Title. 65. 8'496073-dc20CIP Portions of this work have been published previously, in somewhat different form, as "The Politics of Pathology: The Ideological Concerns of the Moynihan Controversy," Journal of Policy History 8, no. I (1996): 81-105, copyright 1996 by the Pennsylvania State University Press (reproduced by permission of the Pennsylvania State University Press), and "Justifying Equality: Damage Imagery, Brown v. Board of Education, and the American Creed," Educational Foundations 10 (Summer 1996): 47-67.

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Going a step further, racial radicals, politically influential since the late 1960s, have rejected the idea of assimilation and have enthusiastically embraced a race-conscious state that promotes equality and fights racism. In the mid-1960s, a number of racial liberals became disillusioned with the direction of racial liberalism and its response to the social upheavals of the time. These neoconservatives, as they became known, believed that most liberals were too apologetic for what they viewed as the riotous behavior of urban blacks, and emphasized the need for law and order.

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