Victims, Crime and Society (2nd ed.)

An Introduction

by Pamela Davies, Peter Francis, Chris Greer

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  • 9781446255902
  • 9781473910911
  • 9781473910928

This book provides a thorough account of victimisation across the social spectrum of class, race, age and gender. The second edition has been fully revised and expanded, with two parts now spanning the key perspectives and issues in victimology.

Covering theoretical, social and political contexts, the book:

  • Includes new chapters on defining and constructing victims, fear and vulnerability, sexuality, white collar crime and the implications of crime policy on victims
  • Examines a global range of historical and theoretical perspectives in victimology and features a new chapter on researching victims of crime
  • Reinforces your learning through critical thinking sections, future research suggestions, chapter summaries and a glossary of key terms

Victims, Crime and Society is the essential text for your studies in victimology across criminology, criminal justice, community safety, youth justice and related areas.


  • SAGE Publications; April 2017
  • ISBN: 9781473910911
  • Edition: 2
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Victims, Crime and Society
  • Author: Pamela Davies (ed.); Peter Francis (ed.); Chris Greer (ed.)
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446255902
  • 9781473910911
  • 9781473910928

In The Press

Victimhood is never socially neutral. It involves powerful interests, diverse inequalities, and media representations that tend to privilege particular understandings of victims. This excellent text provides a critical interrogation of victimology by emphasising context and interpretation, politics and social justice. It, too, is not socially neutral, and we are all the better for it. 

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446255902
  • 9781473910911
  • 9781473910928