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Description - Victims by Ross McGarry

The study of victims of crime is a central concern for criminologists around the world. In recent years, some victimologists have become increasingly engaged in positivist debates on the differences between victims and non-victims, how these differences can be measured and what could be done to improve the victims' experience of the criminal justice system. Written by experts in the field, this book embraces a much wider understanding of social harms and asks which victims' voices are heard and why.

McGarry and Walklate break new ground with this innovative and accessible book; it offers a broad discussion of social harms, the role of the victim in society and the inter-relationship between trauma, testimony and justice and asks:

  • how has harm been understood and under what circumstances have those harms been recognised?
  • how and under what circumstances are those harms articulated?
  • how and under what circumstances are the voices of those who have been harmed listened to?

Each chapter draws on case studies and a range of questions designed to assist in reflection and critical engagement. This book is perfect reading for students taking courses on victimology, victims and society, victims' rights and criminal justice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415856348
ISBN-10: 0415856345
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ross McGarry

Ross McGarry is Lecturer in Criminology within the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool. He has written widely in international journals on criminology, victimology and military sociology. He is the co-editor (with Sandra Walklate) of other forthcoming texts, including Criminology and War: Transgressing the Borders from Routledge, and the Palgrave Handbook on Criminology and War. Sandra Walklate is Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at the University of Liverpool and is internationally recognised for her work in and around criminal victimization, particularly the fear of crime. She has written extensively with Ross McGarry and Gabe Mythen on risk, resilience and cultural victimology and in 2014 received the British Society of Criminology's award for outstanding achievement.

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