Invisible Victims and the Pursuit of Justice: Analyzing Frequently Victimized Yet Rarely Discussed Populations
The term ""victim"" recognizes a wide variety of victimizations that include but are not limited to physical, sexual, financial, psychological, emotional, and/or social consequences, including vicarious trauma. With such widespread types of victims, it is important that research focuses on these rarely discussed groups to give a better understanding of victimology. Traditional victimology texts focus on broad crime typology, such as the general crime of assault, without looking into victim selection or context. However, understanding the victim of the crimes is extremely important in the pursuit of justice. In addition, these traditional texts continue to exclude certain victimizations such as environmental crimes or white-collar crimes and more. This gap in the field needs to be addressed as some of the most victimized populations remain absent from critical research.
Invisible Victims and the Pursuit of Justice: Analyzing Frequently Victimized Yet Rarely Discussed Populations expands the study of crime victims to be more inclusive of common types of victimization by exploring invisible crime victims that are rarely, if ever, addressed in traditional victimology. This book also provides an understanding of victimization and barriers to victim assistance. The chapters will illustrate the scope and response to these crime victims, as well as answer important questions about victimology and grant real-world perspectives of victimization.
This book is appropriate for a wide range of readership including but not limited to criminologists, victim service providers, psychologists, sociologists, social workers, advocate groups, law enforcement, lawyers, defense attorneys, criminal justice practitioners, academicians, researchers, and students studying criminology, criminal justice, victimology, social work, psychology, and social justice.