Victimology: A Canadian Perspective

By Jo-Anne M. Wemmers

© 2017

Victimology is a relatively new and emerging interdisciplinary area that crosses the fields of criminology, law, sociology, and justice. Written by one of the world’s leading experts on victimology, this book is designed to offer a broad introduction to the subject. Unlike other texts that are organized around different types of victimization, this book is informed by a victim-centred approach that treats victims’ rights as human rights.

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  • Division: Higher Education
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 7.5in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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Written by one of the world’s leading experts on victimology, this book is designed to offer a broad introduction to the subject.

Victimology: A Canadian Perspective

By Jo-Anne M. Wemmers

© 2017

Victimology is a relatively new and emerging interdisciplinary area that crosses the fields of criminology, law, sociology, and justice. Written by one of the world’s leading experts on victimology, this book is designed to offer a broad introduction to the subject. Unlike other texts that are organized around different types of victimization, this book is informed by a victim-centred approach that treats victims’ rights as human rights.

Product Details

  • Division: Higher Education
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 7.5in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

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    Margot Van Sluytman, The Sawbonna Project
    Justice Report

    A most welcome addition to the growing list of books on the fascinating and socially vital discipline of Victimology. Wemmers does an excellent job summarizing the history of the discipline and synthesizing its current state, paying equal attention to the historical, theoretical, and applied sides of victimology, while adopting an admirably neutral stance that allows readers to freely and independently form their own opinions. The more than four dozen pages of references, together with the appendices, glossary, and laws cited in the text, make the book an indispensable information source and an invaluable addition to any library, public or private.
    Ezzat A. Fattah, Professor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University

    Wemmers provides an exemplary introduction to the field of victimology that is grounded in history, theory, and law, advocating for a human rights perspective. Required reading for serious victimology students.
    Dr. Benjamin Roebuck, Professor and Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Victimology, Algonquin College
  • Author Information

    Jo-Anne M. Wemmers is a Full Professor in the School of Criminology at the University of Montreal and an international expert on victimology. She has published over 100 articles, chapters, and books on the subject, is a past secretary-general of the World Society of Victimology, and is the editor of the International Review of Victimology.
  • Table of contents

    List of Illustrations

    1. Evolution of the Notion of Crime Victim
    2. History of Victimology
    3. Victimization Surveys
    4. The Impact of Victimization
    5. Theoretical Victimology
    6. Victims’ Needs and Secondary Victimization
    7. Victims’ Rights
    8. Victim Assistance
    9. State Compensation
    10. Victim Participation in the Criminal Justice Process
    11. Reparative Justice
    12. Integrating Victims in Criminal Justice

    Appendix 1 UN Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power
    Appendix 2 Canadian Victims’ Bill of Rights
    Appendix 3 Victim Compensation Programs across Canada
    Appendix 4 Victim Impact Statement
    Glossary
    References
    Laws Cited in the Text
    Index