- Title Pages
- List of abbreviations
- Notes on contributors
- Foreword: thinking beyond the ideal
- The Ideal Victim
- One The ideal victim through other(s’) eyes
- Two Creating ideal victims in hate crime policy
- Three The lived experiences of veiled Muslim women as ‘undeserving’ victims of Islamophobia
- Four Being ‘ideal’ or falling short? The legitimacy of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender victims of domestic violence and hate crime
- Five New victimisations: female sex worker hate crime and the ‘ideal victim’
- Six The ‘ideal migrant victim’ in human rights courts: between vulnerability and otherness
- Seven ‘Our most precious possession of all’<sup>1</sup>: the survivor of non-recent childhood sexual abuse as the ideal victim?
- Eight ‘Idealising’ domestic violence victims
- Nine Environmental crime, victimisation, and the ideal victim
- Ten Revisiting the non-ideal victim
- Eleven Conceptualising victims of antisocial behaviour is far from ‘ideal’
- Twelve The ‘ideal’ rape victim and the elderly woman: a contradiction in terms?
- Thirteen Denying victim status to online fraud victims: the challenges of being a ‘non-ideal victim’
- Fourteen Male prisoners’ vulnerabilities and the ideal victim concept
- Fifteen A decade after Lynndie: non-ideal victims of non-ideal offenders – doubly anomalised, doubly invisibilised
- Sixteen Towards an inclusive victimology and a new understanding of public compassion to victims: from and beyond Christie’s ideal victim
- (p.1) Introduction
- Revisiting the “Ideal Victim”
- Policy Press
This chapter explores the content and impact of Nils Christie’s seminal essay Revisiting the ‘Ideal Victim’: Developments in Critical Victimology. The chapter outlines Christie’s understanding of the ‘Ideal Victim’ and situates his work within a broader exploration of the emergence of victimology as a discrete field within criminology. The introduction goes on to outline the collection, providing summaries of the later chapters.
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