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Victimology
The United Nations defines victims as those who have suffered harm through acts or
omissions (errors) that violate the laws of the state.
Nils Christie takes a different approach, highlighting the notion that the `victim' is socially
constructed. The stereotype of the `ideal victim' favoured by the media, public…

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Evaluation:
Critical victomology disregards the role victims may plain in bringing victimisation on
themselves through their own choices (eg not making their homes secure)
It is valuable in drawing attention to the way `victim; status is constructed by power and how
this benefits the powerful at the expense of the…

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Poppy

this was fab. Didn't cover this in lessons so a life saver to quickly cover the main points

thank you!

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