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NCJ Number: 43554 Find in a Library
Title: VICTIMOLOGY - THE SCIENCE OF CRIME VICTIMS
Author(s): H J SCHNEIDER
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 328
Sponsoring Agency: J C B Mohr (Paul Siebeck)
Tuebingen, Germany, United
Sale Source: J C B Mohr (Paul Siebeck)
Wilhelmstr 18
Tuebingen,
Germany (Unified)
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: German
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: THIS MONOGRAPH ON THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF VICTIMS AT THE INTERNATIONAL LEVEL PROVIDES INFORMATION THAT CAN AID IN THE SOLVING, PREVENTION, AND CONTROL OF CRIME.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR DRAWS UPON RESEARCH DATA FROM MANY FOREIGN COUNTRIES, INCLUDING EUROPEAN NATIONS, THE U.S.A., THE U.S.S.R., JAPAN, AND AUSTRALIA. CHAPTERS DISCUSS CONCEPTS, TERMINOLOGY, AND HISTORY, AS WELL AS SUCH TOPICS AS VICTIM SELECTION FACTORS, VICTIM TYPOLOGY, VICTIM 'PRONENESS,' AND FEAR OF CRIME. THE PROCESS OF BECOMING A VICTIM, INCLUDING INFORMATION ON SITUATIONS WHICH GIVE RISE TO VICTIMIZATION, THE VICTIM-PERPETRATOR RELATIONSHIP, AND THE PERPETRATOR'S SUBJECTIVE MOTIVES, IS PRESENTED IN ANOTHER CHAPTER. THE TEXT ALSO EXAMINES PSYCHOLOGICAL DAMAGE TO VICTIMS (PARTICULARLY IN RAPE CASES), REPARATION TO VICTIMS, CRIME PREVENTION AND SOLVING, CRIMINAL LAW, AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. A SPECIAL CHAPTER IS DEVOTED TO THE VICTIMOLOGY OF GENOCIDE, AND A CONCLUDING DISCUSSION FOCUSES ON SOCIAL INFLUENCES IN VICTIMIZATION. THE TEXT INCLUDES RESOURCE REFERENCES, WORKING MATERIALS, AND STATISTICS.
Index Term(s): Crime Causes; Crime prevention measures; Germany; Victim compensation; Victimization; Victimology; Victims of Crime
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