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Chapter 2: Victimization Notes

by: Savannah Tipton

Chapter 2: Victimization Notes Criminal Justice 101

Savannah Tipton
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Introduction to American Criminal Justice System
Jennifer Christman

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This set of notes is all you need on victimology and victim characteristics! Also an explanation on Lifestyle Exposure Theory that was mainly explained in discussion.
Introduction to American Criminal Justice System
Jennifer Christman
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Criminal Justice, criminology, Victimization, Characteristics of a Victim, Lifestyle Exposure, Subculture, Justice for All Act
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Date Created: 09/03/15
Chapter 2 Victimization Victimology and victim characteristics Gender Age Income Race Marital status Lifestyle Exposure Theory of Victimization Demographics gender age race income education gt Adaptions individual subcultural gt Lifestyleactivity leisure time gt AssociationsExposure gt victimization Demographics subcultural factors determine personal lifestyle which in uences exposure to victimization Acquaintance and Strangers 70 of crimes are committed by acquaintances who people tend to associate themselves with has a lot to do with victim precipitation Recurrino victimization repetitive different instances revictimization repeating in the same instances for example domestic violence The Impact of Crime 0 Economic costs loss of property lower productivity medical care costs over 20 billion annually Psychological costs pain trauma lower quality of life 0 Costs of operating the criminal justice system 227 billion annually 0 Does NOT include occupationalorganized crime Fear of Crime An impact of crime is fear fear limits freedom America s fears of crime exceed actual victimization Most often people experience crime indirectly views shaped by media Justice for All Act of 2004 rights for crime victims in federal criminal cases compensation for people wrongfully convicted 32 states have similar protections


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