2-27-08 - 2/27/08 Improving criminal justice Reporting...

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2/27/08 Improving criminal justice Reporting increases Spouses not exempt Focus on suspect not victim Victimization studies Victimology definition Study of victims Relationship with their attacker Interaction with CJS Interaction with society Victimology and sexual assault Definition History First national survey was by request of president Reasons to study The crime victim Level of victim Primary Directly harmed Can be physical or emotional Secondary Weren’t immediately harmed Family remembers, spouse Third
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Witnesses Victim as a negative label Survivor Victimology Theory Conditions necessary to support crime Time and place Lifestyle of victim Predisposed victims Conditions coming together Suitable target Motivated offender Police use of Victimology Investigate the crime Crimes committed Characteristics of rape victims Physical traits
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