Invisible Victims and the Pursuit of Justice: Analyzing Frequently Victimized Yet Rarely Discussed Populations
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Invisible Victims and the Pursuit of Justice: Analyzing Frequently Victimized Yet Rarely Discussed Populations

Raleigh Blasdell (North Central College, USA), Laura Krieger-Sample (Southeast Missouri State University, USA) and Michelle Kilburn (Southeast Missouri State University, USA)
Pages: 300|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7348-8
ISBN13: 9781799873488|ISBN10: 179987348X|EISBN13: 9781799873501|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799873495


The proposed book is a reader-friendly text that will engage the audience with examples of the often unspoken crime victims. Unlike existing victimology books, this original material supplements a traditional textbook by further exploring the true scope of crime victims in the United States—exploring the forgotten crime victims so the learner can develop a more comprehensive and inclusive understanding of crime victims. This book brings together leading scholars to produce individual chapters that illustrate the scope and response to unique crime victims, as well as questions and real-world perspectives to ensure learner comprehension. The audience will build on a foundation of the evolution of victimology, examine how and why criminal justice personnel, healthcare providers, educators, and other unique groups are victimized, review obstacles hindering the pursuit of justice for these individuals and groups, and critically analyze how society and the criminal justice system responds to these victims. The focus on frequently victimized yet rarely discussed populations will equip readers with new knowledge to apply to key victimological concepts, and will be fundamental reading for students and academics studying victims, will prepare readers to work with crime victims and in the justice system, and will also serve as an important reference tool for those already working in the field. The objective of this book is expand the study of crime victims to be more inclusive of common types victimization, and to increase student, researcher, and practitioner understanding of victimization and barriers to victim assistance.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Michelle Kilburn is an associate professor at Southeast Missouri State University. Kilburn’s teaching focuses on crime and human behavior, juvenile justice, statistics and criminal justice administration. Her areas of focus include student perceptions of online learning, student perceptions of critical issues in criminal justice, social media influence in criminal justice and innovative strategies teaching criminal justice. Kilburn is a master reviewer for the national Quality Matters initiative and has a number of articles and book chapters published in the area of online learning. She has taught in a variety of formats including: online, blended, webinar, flipped and face-to-face.