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Stephanie P. reviewed Crime Victims With Infotrac: An Introduction to Victimology (Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice Series.) on + 6 more book reviews
The first and most comprehensive look at victimology, Karmen's CRIME VICTIMS offers balanced coverage of this complex and at times, controversial subject. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Since 1978, Andrew Karmen has been a professor in the Sociology Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He has taught courses on a wide range of subjects including criminal justice, criminology, victimology, crime and justice in New York City, drug abuse, delinquency, social problems, race relations, research methods, statistics and general sociology. He is the Assistant Director of Graduate Studies and a member of the doctoral faculty, and he has served as the coordinator of the criminology and criminal justice undergraduate majors. Dr. Karmen has written chapters in books as well as journal articles on a number of subjects, including drug abuse, police use of deadly force, auto theft, providing defense attorneys to indigents, victims' rights, the victimization of women and predictions about the plight of crime victims in the future. His most recent book, NEW YORK MURDER MYSTERY: THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE CRIME CRASH OF THE 1990s, (NYU Press, 2000) unearths statistical data that casts doubt on most of the widely held beliefs about the reasons for the sharp drop in New York City's crime rates. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.