CMY1502 glossary.docx - Assault An attack that may not involve physical contact includes attempted battery or intentionally frightening the victim by

CMY1502 glossary.docx - Assault An attack that may not...

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Assault: An attack that may not involve physical contact; includes attempted battery or intentionally frightening the victim by word or deed. Attractiveness of the target: The appeal (rich, old, young) of the target to the criminal-prone individual. Burglary: Breaking into and entering a home or structure for the purpose of committing a crime. Crime control: The preservation or conservation of the current levels of crime or behaviour; it is more reactive in nature. Crime prevention: Any activity that is designed to reduce the actual levels of crime and /or perceived threat or fear of crime. Crime victim: Somebody who has been negatively affected by a criminal act committed by a perpetrator. Empathy (empathetic): The ability to understand another person’s feelings, experience, etc. Empowerment: To enable the victim to regain ownership of the criminal event and its repercussions; to give somebody more control over their own life or the situation they are in. Facilitation: Victims fail to take conventional precautions and thus in some cases
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