victimology


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victimology

 [vik″tim-ol´ah-je]
the study of victims of violent or sexual assault.

victimology

(vĭk′tə-mŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of crime victims.

vic′tim·ol′o·gist n.
The in-depth evaluation of a crime’s victim. Determining why, when, from where, and how a particular victim was chosen often provides information about the offender
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Walklate poses the question `Can there by a feminist victimology?' She traces the origins of academic interest in victimology from the early work by Von Hentig to more recent analyses, such as those by Fattah and Miers.
A Preliminary Investigation, International Symposium on Victimology (1976).
Sommers is at her most devastating when she attacks the pseudo-statistics victimology feminists employ to buttress their claims.
This text explains crime victimization, detailing the general background of victimology, the amount and major types of criminal victimization and who they affect, the Victims' Rights Movement and legislation, and what victims need to recover from crime, including the strengths and weaknesses in the interactions between criminal justice and non-criminal justice personnel who provide assistance to victims.
Summary: Prosecutors at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon wrapped up their case against journalist Ibrahim Al-Amin Tuesday, calling an expert in victimology to support their contention that Al-Akhbar pursued a calculated program of witness intimidation.
Crime victims; an introduction to victimology, 8th ed.
Walklate (ed.) The Handbook of Victims and Victimology Cullompton: Willan
It also doesn't come off well for a wealthy black woman who benefited from affirmative action - she's acknowledged that her test scores weren't good enough for Princeton - to wrap herself in victimology and express bitterness toward a country that afforded her privileges she'd get nowhere else.
Because SANEs frequently work closely with assault victims, most possess some education and knowledge in the field of victimology, the study of victims and crime.
Here are some highlights from the various speeches, provided by People for the American Way, which monitors the radical right: Michelle Easton of the Claire Boothe Luce Policy Institute said that Take Your Daughter to Work Day was a radical feminist plot to "breed victimology in the hearts and minds of young girls." Janet Folger, national director of the Center for Reclaiming America, reported that the "goal of the homosexual lobby...is nothing short of the criminalization of Christianity." Andrea Sheldon Lafferty, executive director of the Traditional Values Coalition, told of a secret industry that sells baby body parts.
These case materials include police reports, witness and victim statements, the victimology or extensive background information on the victim, results of the neighborhood investigation, medical examiner's report if applicable, forensic reports and a comprehensive series of photographs of the crime scene, including autopsy photos, if the case is a homicide.
All of social history--the effort to understand the lives of ordinary people in the past, whose practitioners include Levine himself--is typically caricatured as "victimology." African culture is discussed in shockingly dismissive terms, such as "the unrewarding gyrations of barbarous tribes in picturesque but irrelevant corners of the globe" (Hugh Trevor-Roper).