Victimology: Theories and Applications introduces readers to the study of victimization, crime typologies, and the impact of crime on victims, offenders, and society at large. Each chapter provides a typology of the offender to analyze motivation. The chapters include an overview of the issues impacting victims of a wide variety of traditional and contemporary crimes such as child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, elder abuse, cyber crime and hate crimes. The history and theories of victimology are explored. Definitive laws and policies, strategies for intervention, and future research areas are also explored. Key Features: Covers current topics including: Human Trafficking, Home Invasion, Victims of Gang Violence, Victims of Terrorism, Victims of Natural Disaster, Wrongful Convictions, Racial Profiling and Disproportionate Penalties; Contains chapter outlines, key terms, discussion questions and a summary in every chapter, to facilitate student comprehension and classroom conversation; Offers a balance between theory and the research and practice-oriented tools for readers who will work with victims, offenders, and the justice system.