Examines particular demographics that are susceptible as targets of crime.
Victimization varies across the population. Selected characteristics of some individuals and groups make them more vulnerable to crime than others. This is the first reader to focus on the most vulnerable among us. Based in science and free of statistical jargon, this collection goes beyond cursory explanations to examine victimization experiences among members of uniquely susceptible crime targets. Such groups include: homeless women; pregnant drug addicts; inmates with H.I.V.; international students; residents of developing nations; and non-human animals.
Coston identifies twenty-five sub-groups and uses a multi-disciplinary approach to provide readers with important background information, an outline of fundamental issues, and a variety of particular germinal ideas. Contributors present a well-rounded view of the nature of the problems faced by each group, including critiques of past and current initiatives and suggestions for practical policy strategies.