- Title Pages
- List of abbreviations
- Notes on contributors
- Foreword: thinking beyond the ideal
- The Ideal Victim
OneThe ideal victim through other(s’) eyes
TwoCreating ideal victims in hate crime policy
ThreeThe lived experiences of veiled Muslim women as ‘undeserving’ victims of Islamophobia
FourBeing ‘ideal’ or falling short? The legitimacy of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender victims of domestic violence and hate crime
FiveNew victimisations: female sex worker hate crime and the ‘ideal victim’
SixThe ‘ideal migrant victim’ in human rights courts: between vulnerability and otherness
Seven‘Our most precious possession of all’ : the survivor of non-recent childhood sexual abuse as the ideal victim? 1
Eight‘Idealising’ domestic violence victims
NineEnvironmental crime, victimisation, and the ideal victim
TenRevisiting the non-ideal victim
ElevenConceptualising victims of antisocial behaviour is far from ‘ideal’
TwelveThe ‘ideal’ rape victim and the elderly woman: a contradiction in terms?
ThirteenDenying victim status to online fraud victims: the challenges of being a ‘non-ideal victim’
FourteenMale prisoners’ vulnerabilities and the ideal victim concept
FifteenA decade after Lynndie: non-ideal victims of non-ideal offenders – doubly anomalised, doubly invisibilised
SixteenTowards 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”
- Policy Press
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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