enforcement obtained a warrant and got a DNA sample which proved he was the

Enforcement obtained a warrant and got a dna sample

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enforcement obtained a warrant and got a DNA sample which proved he was the killer Controversy over this method Argument that this is poses a threat to an individual’s right of privacy GEDmatch vs. 23&Me policies 23&Me says they will not share their data with law enforcement whereas, GEDmatch gives out data for “free”, no need for a warrant with them ____________________________________________________________________________ Wrightman’s Chapter 6: Psychology of victims of crime and violence Perception of victims Need to believe in a “just world” People tend to victim blame because they don’t want that situation to happen to them Tendency to use dispositional vs. situational attributions Generally, when considering someone else’s actions, we use dispositional attributions that focus on the person’s ability level, personality, or even temporary states (e.g. fatigue) as explanations for the conduct in question If people are responsible for their own suffering, we feel less obligated to help
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them We “blame the victim” for their situation We feel less obligated to help We don’t feel as responsible when it’s their fault Blaming the victim → human nature Welfare Crime was preventable Battered spouse syndrome Victimization by the numbers - trends In 2015, approximately 10 million households experienced at least one property crime and 2.7 million individuals were victimized by the crimes of violence The overall rate of violent victimization has decreased substantially between 1993 and 2015, from a rate of over 75 per 1,000 to under 25 per 1,000 citizens Some crimes are increasing Identity theft Cyberbullying Cyberstalking Online shaming Example: #hasjustinelandedyet Justine Sacco the woman whose life was ruined by an aids joke she made on Twitter: “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” Exposure to trauma The ACE Study involved the study of people who experience: Recurrent physical and emotional abuse Contact sexual abuse An alcohol and/or drug abuser in the household An incarcerated household member A household member who is chronically depressed, mentally ill, institutionalized, or suicidal A mother who is treated violently One or no parents Emotional or physical neglect The ACE Study has two major findings: Adverse childhood has 2 major findings: Adverse childhood experiences are much more common than anticipated or recognized Adverse childhood experiences have a strong relationship with social and health outcomes later in life Violence, crime, and PTSD Recently, many have acknowledge the need to recognize and serve crime victims For example, since the late 1970s: The interdisciplinary field of victimology has emerged There is increasing availability of services to crime victims, including
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compensation There is expanded opportunity for victims to participate in the trials of their victimizers There is heightened focus on victims brought about by new journals (e.g.
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