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Childhood victimization : violence, crime and abuse in the lives of young people

Author: David Finkelhor
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2008.
Series: Interpersonal violence.
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"Children are the most criminally victimized segment of the population, and a substantial number face multiple, serious "poly-victimizations" during a single year. And despite the fact that priority in academic research and government policy has traditionally been given to studying juvenile delinquents, children actually appear before authorities more frequently as victims than as offenders." "In this book, David  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Finkelhor
ISBN: 9780195342857 0195342852
OCLC Number: 162501989
Description: xv, 226 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Child victims : an introduction --
Developmental victimology --
Children at risk --
Developmental impact / with Kathy Kendall-Tackett --
Just kids' stuff? : peer and sibling violence / with Heather Turner and Richard Ormrod --
Getting help : what are the barriers? / with Janis Wolak and Lucy Berliner --
Good news : child victimization has been declining. Why? / with Lisa Jones --
The juvenile victim justice system : a concept for helping victims / with Ted Cross and Elise N. Pepin --
Proposals.
Series Title: Interpersonal violence.
Responsibility: David Finkelhor, with contributors.
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"Children are the most criminally victimized segment of the population, and a substantial number face multiple, serious "poly-victimizations" during a single year. And despite the fact that priority in academic research and government policy has traditionally been given to studying juvenile delinquents, children actually appear before authorities more frequently as victims than as offenders." "In this book, David Finkelhor presents a new vision to encompass the prevention, treatment, and study of juvenile victims, unifying conventional subdivisions such as child molestation, child abuse, bullying, and exposure to community violence. Developmental victimology, his term for this integrated perspective, looks at child victimization across childhood's span and yields insights about how to categorize juvenile victimizations, how to think about risk and impact, and how victimization patterns change over the course of development. The book also provides a new model of society's response to child victimization - what Finkelhor calls the Juvenile Victim Justice System - and a fresh way of thinking about barriers that victims and their families encounter when seeking help. These models will be useful to anyone seeking to improve the way we try to help child victims."--Jacket.

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