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Victims of Crime: June 2011

A selection of new key reports, books, journal articles and websites. All items are available on interlibrary loan through the JV Barry Library. Please contact your own library for assistance.

Books/reports

  • Measuring victims of crime : a guide to using administrative and survey data, June 2011 / Australian Bureau of Statistics
    Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2011
    http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4500.0.55.001?OpenDocument
  • Review on victims of crime : report three, criminal injuries compensation / Justice Strategy Unit, Attorney-General's Dept
    Justice Strategy Unit, Attorney-General's Dept, [2000]
  • Review on victims of crime : report three, criminal injuries compensation : executive summary / Justice Strategy Unit, Attorney-General's Dept
    Justice Strategy Unit, Attorney-General's Dept, [2000]
  • Sexual offences : the response of ACT policing / a report from the ACT Victims of Crime Coordinator
    [Office of the Victims of Crime Coordinator], Mar 2002
  • Victim impact statements by family members in homicide cases / Lenny Roth
    NSW Parliamentary Library Research Service, 2011
    Summary: Outlines the legislation and case law in NSW regarding victim impact statements and provides comparisons with legislation and case law in other Australian and overseas jurisdictions.
    http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/Prod/parlment/publications.nsf/0/B8B3A574CF9C9EA7CA2578B10003C3BF/$File/e-brief.victim+impact+statements..pdf
  • Victims of crime review : report one / Justice Strategy Unit, Attorney-General's Dept
    Justice Strategy Unit, Attorney-General's Dept, Jun 1999
  • Victims of crime review : report two / Justice Strategy Unit, Attorney-General's Dept
    Justice Strategy Unit, Attorney-General's Dept, Jun 1999
  • Violent victimization of Aboriginal women in the Canadian provinces, 2009 / Shannon Brennan
    Statistics Canada, May 2011
    Summary: This article looks at the prevalence and nature of self-reported violence against Aboriginal women in the ten provinces
    http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2011001/article/11439-eng.pdf

Book chapters

  • Victims of violence
    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2011
    Summary: In 2008-09, an estimated 138,000 young people (7%) were victims of physical or sexual assault and, in 2007, nearly 40% of young people were victims of alcohol or drug-related violence.
    http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419261&tab=2

Journal articles

  • Do neighborhoods generate fear of crime? An empirical test using the British crime survey / Ian Brunton-Smith and Patrick Sturgis
    Criminology 49(2) May 2011: 331-369
    Summary: Neighborhood structural characteristics, visual signs of disorder, and recorded crime all have direct and independent effects on individual-level fear of crime and individual differences in fear of crime are strongly moderated by neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics
  • Effective justice for victims of sexual assault : taking up the debate on alternative pathways / Bronwyn Naylor
    University of New South Wales law journal 33(3) 2010: 662-684
    Summary: Discusses alternatives to the adversarial model of justice for victims of sexual assault based on principles of restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence.
  • Exploited vulnerability : legal and psychological perspectives on child sex trafficking victims / Joan A Reid and Shayne Jones
    Victims and offenders 6(2) Apr/Jun 2011: 207-231
    Summary: Recommends the uniform shielding of all child victims of sex trafficking, whether international or domestic, from legal culpability for the criminal conduct of traffickers
  • Female intimate partner violence victims and labor force participation / Carla VandeWeerd, Martha L Coulter and Melissa C Mercado-Crespo
    Partner abuse : new directions in research, intervention and policy 2(2) 2011: 147-165
    Summary: Examines the effects of intimate partner violence on women leaving welfare for employment, using data from the 2000-2002 Work and Gain Economic Self-Sufficiency (WAGES) program
  • Finding the best way forward for offenders and victims / Anne Susskind
    Law society journal (Law Society of NSW) 49(5) Jun 2011: 16-19
    Summary: Discusses Forum Sentencing, begun as a pilot program at Liverpool and Tweed Heads in 2005, and soon to be implemented in all Local Courts in NSW
  • Methodological issues and practical strategies in research on child maltreatment victims' abilities and experiences as witnesses / Yoojin Chae, Gail S Goodman, Daniel Bederian-Gardner and Adam Lindsay
    Child abuse and neglect 35(4) Apr 2011: 240-248
    Summary: Focuses on methods for recruiting maltreatment victims, seeking informed consent for research participation, ensuring representativeness of samples, selecting appropriate interview questions and questionnaires, and retaining participants longitudinally
  • Peer influence, social bonding, physical and relational aggression : perpetration and victimization in an elementary school sample / Scott W Menard and Jennifer K Grotpeter
    Victims and offenders 6(2) Apr/Jun 2011: 181-206
    Summary: Study shows that interventions targeting peer influence and social bonding have promise in reducing aggressive behaviour in the schools
  • Perceptions of domestic violence in heterosexual relationships : impact of victim gender and history of response / Cheryl A Terrance, Karyn M Plumm and Shea A Thomas
    Partner abuse : new directions in research, intervention and policy 2(2) 2011: 208-223
    Summary: Results of this study support the notion of a 'legitimate' abused victim, with women viewed as victims and men as aggressors.
  • Putting victims first
    Police life : the Victoria Police magazine. Apr 2011:20-21
  • Reframing criminal victimization : finding a place for vulnerability and resilience / Sandra Walklate
    Theoretical criminology 15(2) May 2011: 179-194
    Summary: Examines the ways which studies of criminal victimization have contributed to this presumption of human vulnerability and the potential in understandings of resilience for overcoming this presumption
  • The forgiveness process in primary and secondary victims of violent and sexual offences / Angela Cooney, Alfred Allan, Maria M Allan, Dianne McKillop and Deidre G Drake
    Australian journal of psychology 63(2) Jun 2011: 107-118
  • Using National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data to understand financial exploitation of the elderly : a research note / Janet P Stamatel and Jeanna M Mastrocinque
    Victims and offenders 6(2) Apr/Jun 2011: 117-136
    Summary: Analyses of victim-level and incident-level NIBRS data for 2007 show that that the elderly are generally less susceptible to criminal victimisation than younger adults and that financial exploitation offences are not the most frequent criminal acts experienced by the elderly.
  • Victim Assist Queensland : the new criminal compensation scheme / Amanda Robinson
    Queensland lawyer 30(2) Jul: 54-57

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