Plight of Crime Victims
Victim: someone who suffers injuries, losses or hardships for any reason
∙ Predator / prey
∙ Want to know whether and to what degree victims experience physical wounds, economic hardships and emotional turmoil
∙ Victimologists are social scientists and researchers Indirect and Secondary Victims
∙ Survivors of those killed
∙ First responders, rescue workers, or crime scene
Law and Order Movement
Civil Liberties Movement
Jeanne Clery Act
Most attention goes to women, children, or prominent and wealthy
Decline of Crime Victims
Victims used to play a crucial role in prosecution of offenders This diminished as industrialization and urbanization began Rediscovery
Self-help advocates, social scientists, crusading journalists, justice officials and responsive law makers
Calling attention to an overlooked problem
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Winning Victories, and Implement Reforms
Emergence of an opposition and development of resistance to further charges
Research and temporary resolution of disputes
Uniform Crime Report
All incidents known to local, county and state departments 8 index crimes
National Crime Victimization Survey
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At every minute of every day crime is happening
National Incident Based Reporting System
Includes information about victims
Focusing on murders
Supplementary Homicide Report
About each killing in a jurisdiction
Information about victim and offender
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Northeast, small town, rural community, female/child/elderly, white/Asian at lowest risk
Stranger on stranger
Chances of Victimization
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Routine Activities Theory
Crime Prevention v. Victim Prevention
Suffers 3+ times
Irresponsible with stuff
When you are irresponsible with yourself Victim Provocation
Victim is solely responsible for victimization Victim Blaming and Defending