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Victims of crimes. Victimology

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  • 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...

  • Violence Against Womenby Holly Johnson; Natalia Ollus; Sami Nevala

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 149.00

    In December 2006, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on ?intensi?cation of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women? (A/RES/61/143). This resolution followed the launch of the Secretary-General?s in-depth study on violence against women in October 2006 (A/61/122/Add.1 and Corr.1), and is the ?rst-ever comprehensive... 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...

  • Feminists Organising Against Gendered Violenceby Dr Lesley McMillan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    McMillan provides the first detailed account of the women's anti-violence movement in Europe, from an international comparative perspective. Exploring how feminists have responded to violence in society, this study also examines how they have organized their response, their achievements and the factors that have facilitated their calls to change. more...

  • Rethinking Trafficking in Womenby Claudia Aradau

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    What should be done about trafficking in women? Aradau shows that the problematization of trafficking as a security issue limits what can be done. Exploring the complex relationship between security, politics and subjectivity, this book suggests new forms of action which transcend security practices. more...

  • Dowry Murderby Veena Talwar Oldenburg

    Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 33.68 US$ 28.96

    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...

  • Handbook of Victims and Victimologyby Sandra Walklate

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 74.95

    The study of criminal victimisation has developed to the stage where by victimology is now regarded as a central component to the study of crime and criminology. This focus of concern has been matched by the growth and development of support services for the victim of crime alongside increasing political concern with similar issues. The central... more...

  • Violence Against Women in South Asian Communitiesby Aisha Gill; Ravi Thiara; Rowena Macaulay; Liz Kelly; Marzia Balzani

    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...

  • International Handbook of Victimologyby Shlomo Giora Shoham; Paul Knepper; Martin Kett

    CRC Press 2010; US$ 199.95

    In the nearly four decades since the First International Symposium on Victimology convened in Jerusalem in 1973, some concepts and themes have continued to hold a prominent place in the literature, while new ones have also emerged. Exploring enduring topics such as conceptions of victimhood, secondary and hidden victimization, and social services... more...

  • The Red Marketby Scott Carney

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 17.99

    ?An unforgettable nonfiction thriller, expertly reported?.A tremendously revealing and twisted ride, where life and death are now mere cold cash commodities.? ?Michael Largo, author of Final Exits Award-winning investigative journalist and contributing Wired editor Scott Carney leads readers on a breathtaking journey through the macabre underworld... more...