SOCI 3310 Criminology Chapter 4 Vocab
SOCI 3310 Criminology Chapter 4 Vocab SOCI 3310
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SOCI 3310904 Criminology Ch. 4 Terms Key Terms crime characteristics: aspects of a crime, such as its location and the typical victim–offender relationship. crime victim: any person who unwillingly suffers a completed or attempted crime. hot spots: specific locations in neighborhoods in which crime is especially common. lifestyle theory: the belief that certain leisuretime and other activities increase the chances of becoming a crime victim. psychological consequences: mental and emotional effects; in criminology, particularly from criminal victimization. routine activities theory: the view that an individual's daily activities can affect his or her chances of becoming a crime victim. victimimpact statements: a written statement by a crime victim that discusses the effects of the victimization and sometimes makes recommendations for sentencing. victimoffender relationship: refers to whether the victim and offender knew each other before the victimization occurred. victim precipitation: activities by an eventual crime victim that initiate or further the events leading to the victim's victimization. victimization: the suffering of a crime. victimology: the study of victims and victimization.