Understanding Violence and Victimization (4th Edition)
Prentice Hall

Understanding Violence and Victimization (4th Edition)


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KEY BENFIT: Thisbook attempts to address the sources of violence and its effects on people and situations. Providing different perspectives on the causes of victimization, it also discusses how violence breeds. It examines the social and environmental factors that influence victimization, offender-victim relationships, and legal and behavioral responses to victims. Includes domestic and international terrorism and addresses the violence of both. Discusses motives of terrorists, violence dissemination and ways to combat terrorism. Reviews early victimization theory ( Mendelshons Typologies, Hentigs Victim Classification, Sellin and Wolfgangs Typology of Victimization) and modern victimization theory ( Victim Precipitation Theory, Spatial Relations, etc.). Includes chapters on a broad range of topics such as: intimate violence, stranger violence, workplace violence, school violence, and terrorism.Covers responses such as community violence prevention strategies, personal defense measures, security measures, legislation to protect victims, sexual offender notification laws, anti-gang legislation, victim advocacy groups, etc. Law Enforcement


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