- 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
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- Revisiting the “Ideal Victim”
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It is often useful within the social sciences to rely on personal experiences, or at least take this as our point of departure. So, given the challenge to lecture on the topic “Society and the victim”, I started out with some reflections on my own past history. Had I ever been a victim, and if so, when and how? And I will ask you in this audience to engage in the same exercise. Have you ever been victims? When was that? Where was it? What characterized the situation? How did you react? How did your surroundings react? Maybe I could ask you to scribble down just a few words from your own personal histories as a victim, not for my use, but for your own. Such personal memories might prove valuable during my presentation, and particularly during our later discussions....
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