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Revisiting the 'ideal victim' : developments in critical victimology

Author: Nils Christie; Marian Duggan
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nils Christie's (1986) seminal work on the 'Ideal Victim' is reproduced in full in this edited collection of vibrant and provocative essays that respond to and update the concept from a range of thematic positions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Revisiting the 'ideal victim'.
Bristol : Policy Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1049886305
Named Person: Nils Christie
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nils Christie; Marian Duggan
ISBN: 1447339150 9781447339151 9781447339168 1447339169 9781447339175 1447339177
OCLC Number: 1043395056
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 322 pages)
Contents: Intro; REVISITING THE 'IDEAL VICTIM'; Contents; List of abbreviations; Notes on contributors; Editor; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Foreword: thinking beyond the ideal; Preface; Introduction; Background to the book; Outline of the collection; The Ideal Victim; On being a victim; The ideal victim; The non-ideal victim; The ideal and the not-so-ideal offender; Ideal victims, real victims and scared victims; Victims and social conditions; Part 1. Exploring the 'Ideal Victim'; 1. The ideal victim through other(s') eyes; Stereotypes and moral typecasting; The justice motive and framing Conclusion2. Creating ideal victims in hate crime policy; Introduction; Constructing hate crime policy; The victim's weakness; Engagement in a respectable project; Blamelessness; The big and bad offender; The unknown offender; Power and influence; Constructing deserving victims; Concluding thoughts; 3. The lived experiences of veiled Muslim women as 'undeserving' victims of Islamophobia; Introduction; Stigmatisation of veiled Muslim women; State policies criminalising the wearing of the veil; The research study; Secondary victimisation in the criminal justice system; Conclusion 4. Being 'ideal' or falling short? The legitimacy of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender victims of domestic violence and hate crimeIntroduction; Christie's ideal victims and offenders: binaries and blind spots; Less-than-ideal victims: LGB and/or T people experiencing DVA; Problematising a femininity predicated on victimhood; LGB and/or T hate crime victimisation; Conclusion; 5. New victimisations: female sex worker hate crime and the 'ideal victim'; New victimisations and the inclusion of the non-ideal victim into the criminal justice process Defining victims --
the multiple identities of female sex workersNew victimisations --
hate crime and hate crime laws; New victimisations --
female sex workers and hate crime; The ideal victim concept; 6. The 'ideal migrant victim' in human rights courts: between vulnerability and otherness; Who are the vulnerable migrants?; Idealising a vulnerable migrant victim; Challenging vulnerability: a doubly exclusionary mechanism?; Exclusion by misrecognition; Exclusion by recognition; Conclusion: rescuing vulnerability? 7. 'Our most precious possession of all'1: the survivor of non-recent childhood sexual abuse as the ideal victim?Introduction; The recognition of legitimate suffering; The monstrous abuser; Contesting the 'ideal' status of victims of non-recent childhood sexual abuse; Conclusion; 8. 'Idealising' domestic violence victims; Introduction; Domestic violence victimisation and prevention; The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme; Victim responsibilisation; Attributing blame; Risk enhancement; Conclusion: contradictions to the 'ideal victim' concept
Responsibility: edited by Marian Duggan.

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