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The abuse of the disenfranchised—e.g., the underage, elderly, women, mentally impaired, illegal immigrants, etc.—by coercing them into illegal activities—e.g., drug trade, prostitution
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Social medicine The abuse of the disenfranchised–eg, those underage, elderly, ♀, mentally retarded, illegal aliens, or other, by coercing them into illegal activities–eg, drug trade, pornography, prostitution. See Homelessness, Pornography, Runaway.
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Patient discussion about victimization

Q. How can we prevent this bipolar disorder spreading to my family members. Am Mickey 29 year old, I lost my father who died as a victim of Bipolar disorder, because of this now I am afraid that this bipolar could again attack any one of my family members. Is there any chance for bipolar again, if it so, how can we prevent this bipolar disorder spreading to my family members?

A. Welcome Micky,
I am so sorry to hear that your father did not win his battle with bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder is thought to have strong genetic links so it is possible that another person in your family may develop sypmtoms of this illness, having said that it is not contageous. Take the situation with your dad into consideration if someone else in your family does develop symptoms of bipolar disorder and get them the professional help that they will need to effectivly manage the illness. GP's and family doctors do not have the tools and knowledge to effectivly treat bipolar disorder, so getting that family memeber involved with a psychiatrist and involved with the mental health community would be a vital step in learning to manage the illness. Bipolar disorder does not have to be fatal. It can be managed. A combination of the right medications, theropy, good diet, plenty of sleep, exercise, meditation etc... can all lead to a healthy and happy life for a person with BP.

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Results indicated that school violence victimization involvement significantly differed based on grade level.
With regards to sex, previous studies have indicated gender differences based on violence victimization (Jagers, 2007).
To summarize, all three dimensions of the dark triads seem to have some sort of relation with bullying but its relationship with victimization is yet not clear.
These findings persisted regardless of adolescents' demographic characteristics, body weight, sexual identity, gender identity, and sexual or gender minority victimization.
President FAPUASA said that IIUI is being governed in a monarch fashion and president IIUI should withdraw the illegal degree of BS International Relations awarded in absentia to his son and in complete violation of university rules instead of victimization of faculty members who raised their voice on the illegal award of degree and instances of massive corruption in IIUI.
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Except in March 2013 and June 2016 when it was at 10.5 percent and 11.4 percent respectively, victimization of families by any common crime was at single-digit levels from March 2012 to March 2018.
Situational crime prevention attempts to reduce victimization by increasing risks associated with crime as well as reducing the rewards of crime (Clarke, 1995).
Although all students can be at risk for victimization and suicidality, the minority stress model (if extended beyond sexual orientation) holds that students with disabilities and students who identify as LGBQ are at risk for increased levels of stress and fewer resources for coping as compared with their peers.
Examining cumulative victimization, community violence exposure, and stigma as contributors to PTSD symptoms among high-risk young women.
Furthermore, recently several authors identify cyberbullying exclusively with cyber-aggression (Calvete, Orue, Estevez, Villardon & Padilla, 2010) or with cyber victimization (Muller, Pfetsch & Ittel, 2014), without giving attention to the dynamic existing between these roles.