This work provides an introduction to the key debates within the area of victims and victimology. It focuses on victim-centred criminal and social justice developments in England and Wales, and also provides examples from around the world in order to explore the victims 'place' in the context of wider political and policy debates.
Providing a full account of victimisation across the social spectrum of class, race, age and gender, this new edition has new material on defining and constructing victims, fear and vulnerability, sexuality, white collar crime, and implications of policy
This book is designed to be an invaluable, practical source of help to police officers and others working with vulnerable witnesses. Structured to follow the chronology of an investigation, the book includes helpful case studies with examples outlining potential pitfalls during the investigation and possible solutions.
The What Works initiative is having a profound impact on the work of the National Probation Service. This book aims to provide a critical overview of What Works, providing a wider set of perspectives on a project which is vital for the future of the service.
Choosing as her subject four iconic homicides perpetrated by Chilean women over the 20th century, Alia Trabucco Zeran details not only the troubling tales of the murders themselves, but the story of how society, the media and men in power reacted to these killings, painting their perpetrators as femmes fatales or hysterics - evil or out of control.
Presents the story of an outback nightmare that goes down as one of the most appalling and terrifying crimes in modern Australian history. This story exposes the dark underbelly of a nation which paints itself as a warm, inviting holiday destination but too often proves to be anything but, as foreign tourists fall victim to its hidden dangers.
Integrating philosophical, sociological, political and ethical perspectives, it provides a thorough and wide-ranging discussion of the purposes, meanings and justifications of punishment for crime and the extent to which punishment does, could or should live up to what it claims to achieve. Why Punish?
How does the law deal with young offenders, and to what extend does the law protect and promote the rights of young people in conflict with the law? This title addresses these central issues and examines the legal response to the phenomenon of youth offending, and the contemporary forces that shape the law.