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American Victimology.

Author: Marilyn D McShane
Publisher: El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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McShane and Emeka examine the varied forces that shape the criminal justice system's responses to victims in America today. They explore the historical, legal, political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of perceptions of victims and their experiences. The text focuses on why certain victims have more access to and impact on the justice system and how policy seems to form around their needs. Readers are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McShane, Marilyn D.
American Victimology.
El Paso : LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn D McShane
ISBN: 9781593325770 1593325770
OCLC Number: 773565163
Description: 1 online resource (284 pages)

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McShane and Emeka examine the varied forces that shape the criminal justice system's responses to victims in America today. They explore the historical, legal, political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of perceptions of victims and their experiences. The text focuses on why certain victims have more access to and impact on the justice system and how policy seems to form around their needs. Readers are encouraged to theorize as to how these higher profile cases differ from the more routine victimizations that occur each day. Throughout this book, students are offered broader and more c.

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