After Homicide

Practical and Political Responses to Bereavement

Author: Paul Elliott Rock

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198267959

Category: Psychology

Page: 342

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Describing the collective responses of bereaved people to the aftermath of violent death, this book concentrates particularly on the birth, development and organization of the self-help and campaigning groups that emerged in the last decade.
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Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Author: Philip Cowen,Paul Harrison,Tom Burns

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199605610

Category: Medical

Page: 818

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Rev. ed. of: Shorter Oxford textbook of psychiatry / Michael Gelder, Paul Harrison and Philip Cowen. 5th edition. 2006.
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Hearing the Victim

Adversarial Justice, Crime Victims and the State

Author: Anthony Bottoms,Julian Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317436776

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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In recent years far more attention has been paid to victims of crime both in terms of awareness of the effect of crime upon their lives, and in changes that have been made to the criminal justice system to improve their rights and treatment. This process seems set to continue, with legislative plans announced to rebalance the criminal justice system in favour of the victim. This latest book in the Cambridge Criminal Justice Series brings together leading authorities in the field to review the role of the victim in the criminal justice system in the context of these developments.
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Crime and the Construction of Forensic Objectivity from 1850

Author: Alison Adam

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030288374

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

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This book charts the historical development of 'forensic objectivity' through an analysis of the ways in which objective knowledge of crimes, crime scenes, crime materials and criminals is achieved. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, with authors drawn from law, history, sociology and science and technology studies, this work shows how forensic objectivity is constructed through detailed crime history case studies, mainly in relation to murder, set in Scotland, England, Germany, Sweden, USA and Ireland. Starting from the mid-nineteenth century and continuing to the present day, the book argues that a number of developments were crucial. These include: the beginning of crime photography, the use of diagrams and models specially constructed for the courtroom so jurors could be ‘virtual witnesses’, probabilistic models of certainty, the professionalization of medical and scientific expert witnesses and their networks, ways of measuring, recording and developing criminal records and the role of the media, particularly newspapers in reporting on crime, criminals and legal proceedings and their part in the shaping of public opinion on crime. This essential title demonstrates the ways in which forensic objectivity has become a central concept in relation to criminal justice over a period spanning 170 years.
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Psychology and Crime

Myths and Reality

Author: Peter B. Ainsworth

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 212

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Peter B. Ainsworth examines the relationship of psychology to crime, criminals and the different stages and aspects of the criminal justice system in this student text that will also be relevant to general readers trained in law.
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