Summary: Controversies in Victimology features original works of noted scholars and practitioners with the focus on controversial issues in victimology. This second edition aims to shed light on the debates over, the media attention on, and the psychology behind victimization. Because agents for both the victim and the offender need to work together to make the criminal justice system operate more efficiently and effectively, this book discusses the controversies from all sid ...show morees of the debate, and attempts to reconcile the issues in order to move the field forward. Eleven articles cover the topics of balancing victim/offender rights, victim blaming, same-sex intimate partner violence, mass media and victims of rape, examination of whether victims should have the right to meet with their offenders, fear of crime and victimization, stalking and cyberstalking, victim impact statements, victim-offender programs in correctional settings, and female sex offenders. The book concludes with a chapter that proposes ways to reconcile the controversies. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 2ND 09
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