The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics

  title={The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics},
  author={Michelle L. Meloy and S. Miller},
The American criminal justice system has always placed an emphasis on apprehending and punishing criminals. However, an often overlooked and forgotten party that can play a pivotal role in the ‘ crime equation ’ is the victim. This has changed in recent years with victimology successfully carving out its space within criminology as a thriving and vibrant theoretical and empirically driven subdiscipline. Within victimology, a particularly vexing issue is victimization that often occurs out of… Expand
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