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Imagining the Victim of Crime Sandra Walklate

Imagining the Victim of Crime

Sandra Walklate

Published January 1st 2007
ISBN : 9780335217281
Hardcover
224 pages
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...the clarity in which the wide range of relevant issues are presented throughout the book makes this must-reading for new entrants to this field and for students.International Review of Victimology This book situates the contemporaryMore...the clarity in which the wide range of relevant issues are presented throughout the book makes this must-reading for new entrants to this field and for students.International Review of Victimology This book situates the contemporary preoccupation with criminal victimisation within the broader socio-cultural changes of the last twenty five years. In so doing it addresses not only the policy possibilities that have been generated as a consequence of those changes but also concerns itself with the ability of victimology to help make sense of this change. Written in the post 9/11 context this book considers the efficacy of theory and policy relating to questions of victimhood to accommodate the current political and cultural climate and offers a critical understanding of both. It adopts an explicitly cross-cultural position on these questions. It will be vital reading for anyone interested in the problems and possibilities posed by criminal victimisation understood in the broadest terms.