Victimology and Victim Assistance

Welcome to the Companion Site!

This site is intended to enhance your use of Victimology and Victim Assistance, First Edition, by Yoshiko Takahashi and Chadley James. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.

Victimology and Victim Assistance offers insights into the criminal justice system from the perspective of often overlooked participants—victims. Delving into victim involvement in the criminal justice system, the impact of crime on victims, and new directions in victimology and victim assistance, authors Yoshiko Takahashi and Chadley James provide crucial insights and practical applications into the field of victim assistance. With an emphasis on advocacy, intervention, and restoration, this book examines real issues and barriers in the criminal justice system for victims and offers a way forward for future criminal justice or other human service professionals.


We gratefully acknowledge Yoshiko Takahashi and Chadley James for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Mary Breaux and Joy Patton for creating the ancillaries on this site.