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Crime Victims: An Introduction to Victimology, 8th Edition

  • Andrew Karmen John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • ISBN-10: 1133049729  |  ISBN-13: 9781133049722
  • 560 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2004
  • © 2013 | Published
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About

Overview

A first in the field when initially published and now a true classic, CRIME VICTIMS: AN INTRODUCTION TO VICTIMOLOGY, Eighth Edition offers the most comprehensive and balanced exploration of victimology available today. The author examines the victims' plight, carefully placing statistics from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report and Bureau of Justice Statistics National Crime Victimization Survey in context. The text systematically investigates how victims are currently handled by the criminal justice system, analyzes the goals of the victims' rights movement, and discusses what the future is likely to hold. This Eighth edition expands coverage of human trafficking, crimes on campus, identity theft, stalking, motor vehicle theft, prison attacks, and similar high-profile issues.

Features and Benefits

  • The text "humanizes" victims, particularly through the inclusion of compelling cases that illustrate their plight. This makes an already well-written text more engaging, and allows students to comprehend the challenges that face victims and their advocates, rather than simply remember details.
  • Discussion questions at the end of each chapter help instructors launch a dialogue on controversial issues covered in the chapter. The questions can also be used for essay assignments for instructors who emphasize developing writing skills in their classes.
  • Critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter give students the opportunity to argue and evaluate opposing points of view.
  • Suggested research questions at the end of each chapter provide instructors with a list of possible term papers that are intriguing, relevant, and practical.
  • Boxes in the text inspire a deeper discussion of key topics and invite research into intriguing subjects, such as "The System's Shortcomings from a Victim's Point of View," and "The Most Serious Shootings On Campus".

Table of Contents

1. What Is Victimology?
2. The Rediscovery of Crime Victims.
3. Victimization in the United States.
4. Violent Crimes: Murders and Robberies.
5. The Victims' Contribution to the Crime Problem.
6. Victims and the Criminal Justice System: Cooperation and Conflict with the Police.
7. Victims and the Criminal Justice System: Cooperation and Conflict with Prosecutors, Judges, and Corrections Officials.
8. Children as Victims.
9. Victims of Violence by Lovers and Family Members.
10. Victims of Rapes and Other Sexual Assaults.
11. Additional Groups of Victims with Special Problems.
12. Repaying Victims.
13. Victims in the Twenty-First Century: Alternative Directions.

What's New

  • This new edition presents the very latest data about victimization and includes fresh high profile cases that brought about criminal justice reforms. These include bystander intervention that led to tragedy, a deadly incident of road rage, identity theft suffered by a prominent figure, survivors seeking reconciliation with the offender, persons using a gun to save their own lives, and the motor vehicle theft of a truck in the president's entourage.
  • To keep the book on the cutting edge of the field, the author has expanded coverage of human trafficking, crimes on campus, identity theft, stalking, motor vehicle theft, prison attacks, and similar high-profile issues.
  • New chapter-opening learning objectives help students focus on and master key concepts and theories as they are presented in each chapter.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text + Careers in Criminal Justice Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1133392636 | ISBN-13: 9781133392637

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Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Cengage Learning eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133507379 | ISBN-13: 9781133507376)

The Cengage Learning eBook features advanced study tools such as a hypertext index, easy search and navigation capabilities, highlighting, and annotation in a vibrant web-based format.

List Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 113349241X | ISBN-13: 9781133492412)

Updated to reflect new content in the main text, the manual includes learning objectives, key terms, a detailed chapter outline, a chapter summary, discussion topics, student activities, and a test bank in which 30% of the questions have been revised. Each chapter's test bank contains questions in multiple-choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and essay formats--with a full answer key. The test bank is coded to the learning objectives that appear in the main text, and includes the page numbers in the main text where the answers can be found. Finally, each test bank question has been carefully reviewed by experienced criminal justice instructors for quality, accuracy, and content coverage. Our Instructor Approved seal, which appears on the front cover, is our assurance that you are working with an assessment and grading resource of the highest caliber. The manual is available for download on the password-protected instructor book companion website; a printed copy is available upon request. KEY FEATURES: All test bank questions are coded to the chapter's learning objectives. This test bank has been reviewed by experienced criminal justice instructors for quality, accuracy, and content coverage.

Online PowerPoint® Slides  (ISBN-10: 1133492428 | ISBN-13: 9781133492429)

Helping you make your lectures more engaging while effectively reaching your visually oriented students, these handy Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation. The slides are available for download on the password-protected instructor book companion website or upon request. The PowerPoint® slides are updated to reflect the content and organization of the new edition. KEY FEATURES: This deck contains 20-30 slides per chapter. 30% of the slides are new or revised to reflect the content in the new edition of the text.

Student Supplements

Cengage Learning eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133507379 | ISBN-13: 9781133507376)

The Cengage Learning eBook features advanced study tools such as a hypertext index, easy search and navigation capabilities, highlighting, and annotation in a vibrant web-based format.

List Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Andrew Karmen

Andrew Karmen has been a professor in the Sociology Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice since 1978. He has taught courses on a wide range of subjects including general sociology, criminal justice, criminology, crime and justice in New York City, drug abuse, delinquency, social problems, race relations, research methods, statistics, and victimology. He has previously served as the coordinator of both the criminology and criminal justice undergraduate majors, the co-director of the master's program in criminal justice, and as a member of the doctoral faculty. Dr. Karmen has written journal articles and chapters in books on a number of subjects, including drug abuse, police use of deadly force, auto theft, providing defense attorneys to indigents, victims' rights, the victimization of women, and predictions about the plight of crime victims in the future. His investigation of why crime rates rise and fall, NEW YORK MURDER MYSTERY: THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE CRIME CRASH OF THE 1990s, (NYU Press, paperback edition 2006) unearths statistical evidence that casts doubt on most of the widely held beliefs about the reasons for the dramatic improvement in public safety in New York City. In 2012, Dr. Karmen was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the World Society Of Victimology.