Organized around the intersecting social divisions of class, race, age, and gender, the book provides an engaging and authoritative overview of the nature of victimisation in society. In addition to a review of the major theoretical developments in relation to understanding aspects of victimization in society, individual chapters explore the political and social context of victimisation and the historical, comparative, and contemporary research and scholarly work on it. Each chapter includes the following:
- Background and glossary
- Theory, research and policy review
- Thinking critically about...' sections
- Reflections and future research directions
- Summary and conclusions
- Annotated bibliography
Victims, Crime and Society is the essential text on victims for students of criminology, criminal justice, community safety, youth justice and related areas.