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Thinking About Victimization


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PART I. SETTING THE STAGE Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Measuring Victimization PART II. THE SOURCES OF VICTIMIZATION Chapter 3: Individual Sources of Victimization Chapter 4: Victimization from the Offender's Perspective Chapter 5: Situations and Context PART III. THE CONSEQUENCES OF VICTIMIZATION Chapter 6: Personal Consequences of Victimization Chapter 7: Legal Consequences of Victimization Chapter 8: Social and Political Consequences of Victimization PART IV. SPECIAL TOPICS IN VICTMIZATION Chapter 9: Violence Against Women Chapter 10: Victimization in Prison Chapter 11: Cybervictimization Chapter 12: Wrapping it Up: Emerging Issues in Victimization Index

About the Author

Jillian J. Turanovic is an Assistant Professor in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University. Her research focuses broadly on victimization and its consequences, criminological theory, and correctional policy. She is the author of a number of peer-reviewed articles that have been published in journals such as Criminology, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, and Journal of Pediatrics. Her most recent work focuses on variability in the effects of adolescent violent victimization on the life course, as well as on the sources of violence and victimization at school. Travis C. Pratt is a Fellow in the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute. His research focuses primarily on linking structural theories and individual theories of crime/delinquency and victimization, as well as correctional policy and practice. He is the author of Addicted to Incarceration: Corrections Policy and the Politics of Misinformation in the United States (2019) and Key Ideas in Criminology and Criminal Justice (2011), and he is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications that have appeared in outlets such as Criminology, Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and Justice Quarterly. His most recent work focuses on the effects (or lack thereof) of formal sanctions on the behavior of offenders under community supervision, as well as how individuals' attitudes concerning the legitimacy of the criminal justice system change over time.


"Taking a fresh approach, Jillian Turanovic and Travis Pratt analyze victimization across diverse contexts, ranging from the small confines of the prison to the expansive reach of the internet. This volume is rich in theory and scholarship but masterfully written to be accessible to students at all levels. It also is a work of practical relevance, as readers are encouraged to consider the disquieting consequences of victimization and to evaluate the policies-both effective and foolish-proposed to reduce such harm. Put simply, Thinking About Victimization has set the standard for textbooks in this area."

Francis T. Cullen, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati

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