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(Call for Book Chapters) Invisible Victims and the Pursuit of Justice: Analyzing Frequently Victimized Yet Rarely Discussed Populations

Categories: Women's Studies, Anthropology/Sociology, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2020-11-04 Abstract Due: 2020-11-04


Proposal Submission Deadline: November 4, 2020

Invisible Victims and the Pursuit of Justice: Analyzing Frequently Victimized Yet Rarely Discussed Populations

A book edited by Raleigh Blasdell (North Central College), Laura Krieger-Sample (Southeast Missouri State University), and Michelle Kilburn (Southeast Missouri State University)


This book is a reader-friendly text that will engage the audience with examples of the often unspoken crime victims.  The material will supplement a traditional victimology textbook by further exploring the true scope of crime victims in the United States—exploring invisible crime victims that are rarely, if ever, addressed in traditional victimology texts—so the learner can develop a more comprehensive and inclusive understanding of victimization.  Individual chapters will illustrate the scope and response to these crime victims, as well as questions and real-world perspectives to ensure learner comprehension.  The book is designed to fit neatly alongside major victimology textbooks so that instructors may adopt them as supplementary reading in undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as to supplement a practitioner’s own library.

Objective of the Book

The objective of this book is to expand the study of crime victims to be more inclusive of common types of victimization, and to increase student, researcher, and practitioner understanding of victimization and barriers to victim assistance.  The book fills a large gap left by common victimology texts which either broadly discuss crime typology (e.g. assault) but not the victim selection or context (e.g. assault of police officers or violence against healthcare providers).  This is essential as being assaulted by a partner is different from, for example, a psychiatric nurse being attacked by patients who are experiencing hallucinations.  Additionally, it addresses certain victimizations (e.g. Environmental Crime and White Collar Crime) that are not addressed in traditional victimology texts.  These are important and timely topics, particularly for today’s students and practitioners.

Target Audience

This book is appropriate for a wide range of readership including, but not limited to: Undergraduate and graduate students studying criminology, criminal justice, victimology, social work, psychology, and social justice; criminal justice practitioners; and victim services providers.

Recommended Topics Include, But Are Not Limited To:

(Note: We are using a definition of “victim” that recognizes a wide variety of victimizations that include, but are not limited to, physical, sexual, financial, psychological, emotional, and/or social consequences, including vicarious trauma.)

The Victimization Of:
Police Officers
Correctional Officers
Police Dispatchers
Healthcare Providers (Doctors, Nurses, Aides, etc.)
Mental Health Providers (Social Workers, Counselors, Psychiatrists, Etc.)
Victim Advocates
School Administrators
Incarcerated Persons
Exotic Dancers
Sex Workers
Military Personnel

Specific Typologies:
Victims of White Collar Crime
Victims of Corporate Violence
Victims of Organized Crime
Victims of Environmental Crime
Victims of Arson
Victims of Cyber Crime
Victims of Terrorism

What Makes a Victim
Stigmatizing the Victim
The Role of the Media
Victim Involvement in the Criminal Justice System
Trauma of the Professional


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 4, 2020, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of their proposed chapter.  Authors will be notified by November 21, 2020, about the status of their proposal, and accepted proposals will be sent chapter guidelines.  Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 15, 2021, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at  http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission.  All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.  Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Invisible Victims and the Pursuit of Justice: Analyzing Frequently Victimized Yet Rarely Discussed Populations.  All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery ®TM online submission manager.

Important Dates

November 4, 2020: Proposal Submission Deadline

November 21, 2020: Notification of Acceptance

January 15, 2021: Final Chapter Submission

March 2, 2021: Review Results Returned to Author

March 23, 2021: Revisions Due from Author

April 12, 2021: Final Acceptance/Rejection Notification to Author

April 26, 2021: Final Chapter Submission


Dr. Raleigh Blasdell, Co-Editor
Ms. Laura Krieger-Sample, Co-Editor
Dr. Michelle Kilburn, Co-Editor




Dr. Raleigh Blasdell