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NCJ Number: 119600 Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Its Victims: International Research and Public Policy Issues
Editor(s): E C Viano
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 317
Sponsoring Agency: Hemisphere Publishing Corp
Bristol, PA 19007
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89116-950-4
Sale Source: Hemisphere Publishing Corp
1900 Frost Road
Suite 101
Bristol, PA 19007
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book provides a balance between practical and theoretical issues and concerns in the field of victimology.
Abstract: Victimology has recently emerged as a scholarly, policy-making, and service-delivery approach that focuses on the unique problems of the victim and of those who surround the victim. The field has grown internationally, with services being provided in several countries. Many of the best contributions in research, prevention, treatment, and public policy concerning victimology are presented in the areas of victimization dynamics and interactions, the victim and the justice system, the child victim, and sexual victimization and offenses. The participants in the Institute represented 15 different countries, including Australia, Canada, Greece, Italy, Norway, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States. The victim movement holds great promise as a force for genuine change in society's attitudes and patterns of caring for its members. Appendix and index
Main Term(s): Victimology
Index Term(s): International cooperation; Victim profiles; Victimization models
Note: Proceedings of the Fourth International Institute on Victimology was held in Tuscany, Italy, on August 9-15, 1987.
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