Supporting and assisting victims of crime: the Indian scenario

Khanpasole, Pravin S., Khanpasole, Jyoti P., Chong, Mark David, and Hoffensetz, Katherine (2017) Supporting and assisting victims of crime: the Indian scenario. In: Chong, Mark David, and Francis, Abraham P., (eds.) Demystifying Criminal Justice Social Work in India. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA, pp. 165-192.

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[Extract] Being victimised by crime is not an unusual occurrence and, in fact, people are touched by it in every section of society. It is a blight that is widely distributed in developed as well as developing countries. In layman's terms, crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by the state, and to that extent, every country has a criminal or penal code prohibiting undesirable acts, that is, crimes against either individuals or society as a whole (White, Perrone, & Gillespie, 2010). While this definition appears to be fairly simple, it is actually a very complex phenomenon that is socially constructed, that is, what constitutes a crime may differ in time, space and culture (Winfree & Abadinsky, 2010).

Item ID: 44575
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-93-860-6247-5
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Funders: Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences (FAESS), James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: FAESS Grant Scheme
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 04:14
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1602 Criminology > 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940403 Criminal Justice @ 50%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940405 Law Reform @ 50%
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