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National Victim Assistance Academy Textbook

Table of Contents

About the NVAA Textbook


Chapter 1: Scope of Crime/Historical Review of the Victims' Rights Discipline

       Steven D. Walker and Dean G. Kilpatrick

Chapter 2: The Criminal Justice System Continuum

Chapter 3: Specific Justice Systems and Victims' Rights

Chapter 4: Restorative Justice/Community Justice

       Anne Seymour

Chapter 5: Financial Assistance for Victims of Crime

Chapter 6: Mental Health Needs

Chapter 7: Substance Abuse and Victimization

       Anne Seymour and Edward K. Rynearson

Chapter 8: Respecting Diversity: Responding to Underserved Victims of Crime

       Brian Ogawa and Aurelia Sands Belle

Chapter 9: Domestic Violence

       Tess Meuer, Anne Seymour, and Harvey Wallace

Chapter 10: Sexual Assault

       Dean G. Kilpatrick, Anna Whalley, and Christine Edmunds

Chapter 11: Child Victimization

       Debra Whitcomb, Melissa Hook, and Ellen Alexander

Chapter 12: Homicide

       Carroll Ann Ellis and Janice Lord

Chapter 13: Drunk Driving

       Janice Lord and Stephanie Frogge

Chapter 14: Victimization of the Elderly

       Anne Seymour and Melissa Hook

Chapter 15: Victimization of Individuals with Disabilities

       Jane Sigmon and Christine Edmunds

Chapter 16: Financial Crime

       Debbie Deem, Morna Murray, Mario Gaboury, and Christine Edmunds

Chapter 17: Research and Evaluation

       Mario Gaboury, Dan Petersen, and Dean G. Kilpatrick

Chapter 18: The News Media's Coverage of Crime and Victimization

       Anne Seymour

Chapter 19: Collaboration for Victims' Rights and Services

       Anne Seymour

Chapter 20: Professionalizing the Discipline of Victim Services

       Thomas Underwood and Harvey Wallace

Chapter 21: Innovative Technologies and the Information Age

       Anne Seymour

Chapter 22: Special Topics

Appendix A: Victim Response Scenarios

Editors: Anne Seymour, Morna Murray, Jane Sigmon, Melissa Hook, Christine Edmunds, Mario Gaboury, and Grace Coleman

Special acknowledgment is made of the significant contributions of Christine Edmunds in the development of the 1997 and 1998 Academy Text Supplements, portions of which have been used for most chapter re-writes for the 1999, 2000, and 2001 Academy Texts.

This project was supported by Grant Number 95-MU-GX-K002(S-6) awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, coordinates the activities of the following program offices and bureaus: Bureau of Justice Assistance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Institute of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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2001 National Victim Assistance Academy June 2001
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