Understanding Victimology: An Active-Learning Approach

Shelly Clevenger, Jordana N. Navarro, Catherine D. Marcum, George E. Higgins

Published March 6, 2018
Textbook - 213 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498772846 - CAT# K29528


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Incorporates an active-learning approach to the study of victims that holds the interest of students for the entire class

Discusses topics not covered in other victimology texts, like the link between animal abuse and domestic violence, and separates online and offline victimization to dramatize the differences

Weaves in emerging theories in victimology and suggests intervention and prevention strategies to help students take their learning into the real world


Understanding Victimology: An Active-Learning Approach explains what the field of victimology is—including its major theoretical perspectives and research methods—and provides insight into the dynamics of various offline and online crimes from the victims’ vantage point. It is the only textbook to provide numerous innovative active learning exercises to enhance and reinforce student learning, and it addresses important contemporary topics that have thus far not been covered by other victimology texts, including identity theft, hate crimes, and terrorism. This unique and relevant work is ideal for students, academics, and practitioners who are interested in a comprehensive introduction to victimology.