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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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The key characteristics of criminology and victimology have been itemized in different ways by different writers.
Second, interviews of friends, families, and associates may determine victimology or suspectology information while such information is fresh and untainted by the direction of the investigation.
Fattah remarks on the re-emergence of the victim of crime as an object of sympathy, on the uneasy tension between prescriptive (victimology in action) and descriptive (victimology in the books) victimology, on the use of the victim's lobby by right-wing politicians to reintroduce anti-offender policies and by the left to support alternative offender dispositions (mediation, restitution), on media presentation of (and confusion about) innocent victims, and on the dangers of missionary zeal.
This volume contains 15 chapters detailing current issues in victimology research, with seven new and seven updated chapters for this edition.
Thorough investigations include detailed victimology, intensive neighborhood and roadblock canvasses, timely witness interviews, detailed crime scene searches, media coordination, and common sense.
The author (together with collaborators) describes the skills, techniques, and methods of this scientifically-oriented criminal profiling in 25 chapters organized into sections on introductory issues, forensic victimology, crime scene analysis, offender characteristics, and professional issues (i.
8] Only a further exploration into the victimology of the missing child can answer this question.
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His approach follows in a clear line from the traditions of classical victimology and the early interactionist studies of victim-offender relationships by Von Hentig, Hindelang, and Amir (among others).
International contributors highlight current work in criminology and victimology in this collection of peer-reviewed papers from the second international conference of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV), held in January 2013 in India.
Victims of Crime, a well-developed textbook for the field of victimology, has many criminal justice applications.
He will perhaps be best remembered for his work in connection with promoting the cause of mediation and conciliation in criminal justice and his interest in and enthusiasm for the development of victimology as a branch of criminological studies.