Synopses & Reviews
For courses in Victimology and Criminal Justice.
Combining theory with responses to victimization Understanding Violence and Victimization
explores the various forms of violence and their profound impact on victims across settings-at home, in the community, or as a result of personal assault or abuse. Drawing on extensive field experience, Meadows provides recommendations in addition to theory, and contextualizes the diverse influences on violence and victimization-from social and legal responses, to the offender's role. More practical than theoretical, the text is written for undergraduate students of crime, deviance, and victimology, but may also be useful to crime prevention and victim service professionals. Case studies and discussion questions provide real-world applications, and an instructor's guide supports effective integration into the course.
The 7th edition features updates across all chapters. It also includes a new chapter on firearms and victimization, new analysis and resources covering victim laws and rights, and new graphic aids to help students effectively absorb key concepts.