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Narrating Injustice Survival

Self-medication by Victims of Crime

  • Willem de Lint
  • Marinella Marmo

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology book series (PSVV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Willem de Lint, Marinella Marmo
    Pages 1-26
  3. Willem de Lint, Marinella Marmo
    Pages 27-51
  4. Willem de Lint, Marinella Marmo
    Pages 53-89
  5. Willem de Lint, Marinella Marmo
    Pages 91-129
  6. Willem de Lint, Marinella Marmo
    Pages 131-173
  7. Willem de Lint, Marinella Marmo
    Pages 175-204
  8. Willem de Lint, Marinella Marmo
    Pages 205-218
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 219-224

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the role of self-medication in reflexive response to victimhood and victim recovery. Based on interviews, counsellor focus groups and a self-medication survey, it situates self-medication among the coping strategies that may be set in formal and informal networks. Victims primarily seek validation, and this book reviews self-medication with particular focus on how victim-survivors develop a variety of reflexive responses in their attempt to carve out a dignified response to victimization. Validation may be achieved through the pursuit of justice, but many victims suffer from multiple or complex victimisation, with limited social chances necessary to achieve a just outcome. Routines, beliefs and an ordered pathway distinguish a dignified identity and more or less successful recovery adaptations. This book also addresses the practical implications of the findings for support organisations. 


Keywords

victim rights Victimology Coping Strategies Drug abuse Self Medication Recovery Victim Support Service Victim narratives Survey alcohol abuse drugs

Authors and affiliations

  • Willem de Lint
    • 1
  • Marinella Marmo
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Business, Government and LawFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.College of Business, Government and LawFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93494-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93493-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93494-5
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