This expanded and updated second edition introduces students to both the theoretical and applied aspects of victimology and provides a critical foundation for evaluation. Tammy Landau, an expert in criminal justice, explores patterns of victimization in Canada, the experiences of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system, restorative approaches to victimization, and the challenges presented when the state is the perpetrator of crime. This edition reflects new trends and development in policy, has been updated to include data from the 2009 General Social Survey, and incorporates a new analysis of the various forms of family violence. Featuring current scholarship, well-chosen examples, and thoughtful chapter discussion questions, this uniquely Canadian text is a valuable resource for second and third-year victimology classrooms.
Rick Csiernik, Professor of Social Work at King’s University College, Western University, has authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has been an invited presenter at over 200 national and international conferences, seminars, and workshops. Among his other books are Responding to the Oppression of Addiction, Workplace Wellness, and Just Say Know: A Counsellor’s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs.