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Administrating Victimization: The Politics of Anti-Social Behaviour and Hate Crime Policy

Duggan, Marian, Heap, Vicky (2014) Administrating Victimization: The Politics of Anti-Social Behaviour and Hate Crime Policy. Palgrave Hate Studies . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 129 pp. ISBN 978-1-137-40926-3. (doi:10.1057/9781137409270) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The study of victims and victimization has evolved to produce more information about the effects and impacts of crime, as well as victims' experiences of engagement with the criminal justice system. This book analyses the socio-political context in which particular groups of victims have been prioritised by UK policy-makers in the past two decades as requiring enhanced or targeted services. Focusing on anti-social behaviour and hate crime, Duggan and Heap explore how separating victims according to victimization type allows for a targeted approach which benefits some and disadvantages others. They assess the extent to which certain forms of victimization, or demarcated groups of victims, have been used by governments to further punitive political agendas under the guise of being 'victim-focused' or 'victim-led'. In so doing, this book explores the changing role and status of the victim in contemporary criminal justice discourses, as well as the increased managerialism evident in facilitating victims' engagement in the broader criminal justice system.

Item Type: Book
DOI/Identification number: 10.1057/9781137409270
Uncontrolled keywords: Criminology, Victims and Victimology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Crime Policy, Politics, British Politics, Social Policy, Criminal Justice and Crime Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Criminology
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2014 10:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41953 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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