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Critical Victimology International Perspectives

by R. I. Mawby, Sandra Walklate

Critical Victimology International Perspectives Synopsis

Drawing on a wealth of local, national and international sources, unpublished documents and original research, this book provides a theoretical and practical critique of victimology. The authors outline and discuss the issues facing victims today and address the fundamental question: How can we best ensure justice for victims, while at the same time preserving the rights of defendants? The search for answers raises other key questions: What are the risks of crime and do they vary from country to country? What is the impact of crime on the victim? How are victims treated by police, welfare agencies and courts? Why have governments become interested in victims? Can we learn from the experiences of policies in other nations? How are services developing in the rest of the world, including Eastern Europe? This critical and comparative analysis of `victim services' offers important insights for students and academics in criminology, social work and social policy, as well as for victim support workers.

Critical Victimology International Perspectives Press Reviews

`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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780803985124
Publication date: 1st January 1994
Author: R. I. Mawby, Sandra Walklate
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Social welfare & social services, Violence in society, Crime & criminology,

About R. I. Mawby, Sandra Walklate

I have been researching around criminal victimization throughout my academic career. This has become focused more recently in the relationship between fear, risk, vulnerability and resilience as key concepts that have driven academic and policy responses to crime as broadly conceived. I have held previous posts at Liverpool John Moores, Salford, Keele, Manchester Metropolitan University joining Liverpool University in January 2006 as the Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology

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