Victimology CJ 100
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Erica Kugler on Monday February 16, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to CJ 100 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Douglas Klutz in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 300 views. For similar materials see Intro to Criminal Justice in Criminal Justice at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.
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Date Created: 02/16/15
Victimology o The study of the impact of crimes on victims 0 See crimes through the lens of victims why was this person targeted etc 0 Who is victimized 0 Key factors I Demographics 0 Age gt age cohort for a majority of victims 1624 and 55 0 Income gt fraud targets higher income people Street crime visible crime targets lower income people I Lifestyle exposure model 0 Associatesfriends gt quotbadquot friends higher risk of victimization 0 Time gt out late at night higher risk of victimization 0 Place gt in area whigh crime rate higher risk of victimization 0 Impact of Crime 0 We all pay for crime gt taxes insurance premiums crime causes premiums to increase 0 Types of costs I Economic costs gt lost property lower production ppl in jail less workers I Psychological and emotional costs gt fear pain trauma I Operation of the CJ system gt total cost of crime annually 2 trillion 0 Role of Victims in Crime 0 Victims can play a role in crime I Role can be positive or negative 0 Positive gt selfdense classes good decisions help with trial testimony 0 Negative gt bad lifestyle habits reckless actions don t help in trials
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