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Victims of crimes. Victimology

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  • Murder in the Name of Honorby Rana Husseini

    Oneworld Publications 2009; US$ 19.95

    Murder in the Name of Honor is Rana Husseini?s hard-hitting and controversial examination of honor crimes. Common in many traditional societies around the world, as well as in migrant communities in Europe and the USA, they involve a ‘punishment?—often death or disfigurement—carried out by a relative to restore the family?s honor. Breaking through... more...

  • Victims of Crime and Community Justiceby Brian Williams

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2005; US$ 39.95

    Dr Brian Williams lays bare the assumptions about victims and offenders that currently restrict efficient policy-making. He evaluates proposed solutions, including restorative justice and informal community justice, and draws on evidence and experiences from the UK and around the world to investigate which measures have proved effective. more...

  • Sex Without Consentby Shireen J. Jejeebhoy; Iqbal Shah; Shyam Thapa

    Zed Books 2005; US$ 36.95

    The pressing need to analyse what is known about non-consensual sex among young people in developing countries is self-evident. Available evidence has been scattered and unrepresentative and has often given the misguided impression that non-consensual sex among young people is rare. This important volume presents a disturbing picture of non-consensual... more...

  • Honourby Lynn Welchman; Sara Hossain

    Zed Books 2005; US$ 36.95

    This book arises from the practical insights and experiences of individuals and organisations addressing so-called ‘honour crimes‘ in different geographic and social contexts, including ‘honour killings‘ and interference with the right to marry. Its purpose is to support human rights activists, policymakers and lawyers by explaining... more...

  • Victimologyby Lorraine Wolhuter; Neil Olley; David Denham

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 73.95

    How should the needs of victims of crime be met by the criminal justice system? Have the rights of victims been neglected in order to ensure that a defendant is brought to 'justice'? Who are the victims of crime and why are they targeted? This new book examines the theoretical arguments concerning victimization before examining who victims actually... more...

  • Dowry Murderby Veena Talwar Oldenburg

    Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 33.68

    The Hindu custom of dowry has long been blamed for the murder of wives and female infants in India. In this highly provocative book, Veena Oldenburg argues that these killings are neither about dowry nor reflective of an Indian culture or caste system that encourages violence against women. Rather, such killings can be traced directly to the influences... more...

  • Violence Against Women in South Asian Communitiesby Samia Bano; Marzia Balzani; Hannah Siddiqui; Kaveri Sharma; Ravi Thiara; Amrit Wilson; Aisha Gill; Trishima Mitra; Pragna Patel; Liz Kelly; Rowena Macaulay

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2009; US$ 44.95

    This book explores the key theoretical and empirical issues involved in gendered violence, ethnicity and South Asian communities. The editors draw together leading researchers and practitioners to provide a critical reflection of contemporary debates and consider how these reflections can inform policy, research and practice. more...

  • The Victimization of Womenby Michelle L. Meloy; Susan L. Miller

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99

    In The Victimization of Women, Michelle L. Meloy and Susan L. Miller present a balanced and comprehensive summary of the most significant research on the victimizations, violence, and victim politics that disproportionately affect women. They examine the history of violence against women, the surrounding debates, the legal reforms, the related media... more...

  • Come with Daddyby Carolyn Harris Johnson

    The University of Western Australia Publishing 2005; US$ 14.99

    Familicide, murder-suicide of children and parent, trauma, mental and physical illness, social dysfunction, survivor accounts, history of violence and warning signs, troubled families, crime prevention more...

  • Are You Okay?by Pete Wallis

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2010; US$ 26.95

    Are You Okay deals with these issues that many adults may face when trying to help a young person in their care in the aftermath of a crime. It provides detailed information on the different types of crime from assault and hate crime to cyberbullying and sexual abuse, and explores how they may affect the young person in different ways. more...