Victimology

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  • Created on: 13-03-14 15:57
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  • Victims of Crime
    • Positivist Victimology
      • Identify Social & Psychological characteristics of victims= more vunrable.
        • [Hentig] identified 13 characteristics of victims e.g. females, elderly or mentally subnormal
          • therefore; victims 'invite' victimisation by being the kind of person they are. e.g. style factors such as victims who display their wealth.
    • Critical Victimology
      • Focuses> 1) Structural Factors e.g. patriarchy + poverty= places groups such as women/poor at Higher risk Victimisation.
        • [Mawby + Walklate] victimisation is form of Structural Powerlessness.

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