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Critical Victimology


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Perspectives on Victimology Crime and its Impact The Place of the Victim in Non-Western Societies The `Rebirth' of the Victim as a Significant Actor Immediate Help for the Victims of Crime Victims, Courts and Compensation Developing an Appreciation of the Victim Looking to `Eastern Europe' The Principles of a Critical Victimology Conclusion Questions for Policy?

About the Author

Sandra Walklate is Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at the University of Liverpool, UK conjoint Chair of Criminology, Monash University Australia. She is internationally recognised for her work on criminal victimisation and for the development of critical victimology. Most recently, this work has paid detailed attention to the increasing presence of cultural and narrative victimology particularly in relation to violence against women. She is currently the President of the British Society of Criminology and was given their outstanding achievement award for her contribution to the discipline in 2014.


`A fairly thorough comparison of victim-related policies and the meaning of the 'victims' movement' in various countries - with special attention to the US and British experience - is arguably the most valuable contribution of this work.' - Choice `Critical victimology, like critical criminology, insists on the need to include the social and political context in which crime takes place; Mawby and Walklate have provided a useful introduction' - British Society of Criminology Newsletter `This useful and accessible book provides a more sophisticated and refined understanding of victim issues in the contemporary criminal justice system than has been available hitherto, and should be essential reading for anyone who wants to take practice and policy forward.... this book will leave you better informed about issues of pressing political significance' - LCCJ Newsletter

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