victimology


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vic·tim·ol·o·gy

 (vĭk′tə-mŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of crime victims.

vic′tim·ol′o·gist n.

victimology

(ˌvɪktɪˈmɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Sociology) the study of the psychological effects experienced by the victims of crime
ˌvictiˈmologist n
Translations

victimology

n (branch of criminology) → Viktimologie f
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The author is sharply critical of those who turn social problems exclusively into pathologies of victimology. In pursuit of his third target, he is impatient with and antagonistic toward the toleration-for-all and everything-is-relative perspectives that are fashionable among the pseudo-intellectual, pseudo-left.
This database provides coverage of the major journals, books, and reports and explores a wide variety of topics including: trends in crime, crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice, police, courts, corrections, offenders, punishment and sentencing, and victimology.
"There is a statistical relationship between the level of beer consumption and the level of violent crime," van Dyk said at the 8th International Symposium on Victimology.
media, in government agencies (certainly in the criminal-justice process), in our educational system, and even in the ranks of academic professionals in criminology and victimology. These self-defeating views, which prevent a serious approach to eliminating crime and victimization, are motivated both by politics and philosophy.
The sections on information gathering and target analysis are particularly interesting and valuable, and the chapter dealing with victimology contains principles important in any emergency.
Revisiting the 'Ideal Victim': Developments in Critical Victimology
Judge Lettieri said "such conduct indicates that the witness feared ramifications and threats on his life." Anne-Marie de Brouwer, victimology expert from the University of Tilburg, emphasized the psychological and societal effects of being identified as a witness in her testimony.
Restorative justice and victimology; Euro-African perspectives.
Woods, professor of criminal justice and chair, department of criminal justice and legal studies, completed a textbook prospectus review for Victimology: Contemporary Theory, Research and Applications by Bonnie S.
Volunteers will receive classroom instruction and one-on-one training in the areas of the criminal justice system, victimology, crisis intervention, and other areas.
It is a semi-annual (March and September), peer-reviewed publication that publishes a variety of articles in the fields of criminology, victimology, policing, prosecution, sentencing, corrections, community treatment and other aspects of criminal justice policy and practice.