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New Visions of Crime Victims

Editor(s): Carolyn Hoyle, Richard Young
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Published: 31-07-2004
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 224
ISBN: 9781841135212
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP: £32.99
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About New Visions of Crime Victims

This innovative collection presents original theoretical analyses and previously unpublished empirical research on criminal victimisation. Following an overview of the development and deficiencies of victimology,subsequent chapters present more detailed challenges to stereotypical conceptions of victimisation through their focus on: male victims of domestic violence; victims of male-on-male rape; corporate victims; and the 'victim-offenders' who are the recipients of IRA punishment beatings. The second half of the book considers criminal justice responses to victimisation, focusing in particular on the potential of, and limits to, restorative justice, the social (and gendered) construction of the victim within contested trials and the exclusionary nature of current 'victim-centred' initiatives. This important book will further the debate on how we conceptualise victims as well as their appropriate role within the criminal justice system.

New Visions of Crime Victims will be of interest to academics, students, criminal justice practitioners and policy-makers. It has particular implications for scholarship in the fields of victimology, restorative justice and feminist approaches to criminology and criminal justice. The integration of work by established criminologists, such as Carolyn Hoyle, Paul Rock, Andrew Sanders and Richard Young with that of young, previously unpublished scholars, makes for an interesting and stimulating book. As well as being a valuable addition to the literature, it can be used to support undergraduate and postgraduate courses in criminal justice and criminology.

Table Of Contents

1. On Becoming a Victim
Paul Rock

2. Male Victims of Rape: Responses to a Perceived Threat to Masculinity
Stephanie Allen

3. Victims of Paramilitary Punishment Attacks in Belfast
Heather Hamill

4. Female-on-Male Domestic Violence: Uncommon or Ignored?
Ann Grady

5. Securing Restorative Justice for the 'Non-Participating' Victim
Carolyn Hoyle

6. Testing the Limits of Restorative Justice: The Case of Corporate Victims
Richard Young

7. The Trial of Rose West: Contesting Notions of Victimhood
Jo Winter

8. Victim Participation in an Exclusionary Criminal Justice System
Andrew Sanders


“This volume constitutes a stimulating addition to research on crime victims…a fine collection of essays…Hart Publishing have produced yet another beautiful book.” –  Julian V. Roberts, Criminology & Criminal Justice Online, Vol 4: 103-105

“Hoyle and Young's approach to studying victims of crime is a unique one in that it focuses on those victims who are typically not awarded the status of victim…Hoyle and Young present an array of original works...” –  Venessa Garcia, Criminal Justice Review, Vol 30-1

“This is a stimulating and well-presented book.” –  Martin Wright, Restorative Justice Online

“…it will be a valuable asset to victimologists and academic libraries because it includes so many challenges to conventional wisdom.” –  Brian Williams, De Montfort University, British Society of Criminology Newsletter

“The book succeeds in its goal of introducing 'new voices', both in terms of the topics as well as the authors.” –  Roxanne Lieb, Howard Journal of Criminal Justice

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