When victims contact the police, they expect immediate results. How do police know how to handle victims, possibly the most important yet neglected component of the criminal justice system? Policing and Victims is the first book that specifically shows police how to help victims of crime. In Policing and Victims, Dr. Laura J. Moriarty and co-authors show that when police know how to work successfully with victims, everyone benefits: cases are more likely to be solved, victims are more satisfied with the police, and police departments gain respect within their communities. Policing and Victims, a book long overdue, will help police officers understand victimology in a policing context, will help them understand how to deal with specific victim situations such as rape and domestic violence, and will give them additional resources that are crucial to victim recovery. This text will help strengthen the communication between police and crime victims, and can help the reader become a better police officer.Moriarty, Laura J. is the author of 'Policing and Victims', published 2001 under ISBN 9780130179203 and ISBN 0130179205.