critical victimology

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  • Created on: 17-06-15 15:28

1. Tombs and Whythe looked at 'safety crimes'

  • where employers wouldn't give victim status as they were 'accident prone'
  • where employers would give victim status as they were 'accident prone'
  • where employers wouldn't give victim status as they wern'te 'accident prone'
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2. Women are more likely to be victims of

  • floods
  • domestic violence
  • homocides

3. Tombs + Whythe note that the ideological function of this 'failure to label'

  • conceals the true extent of crime
  • lets everyone know teh true nature of the crime

4. the state's power to apply or deny a label to the victim

  • pictures in frames
  • 'victim' is a social construct by the state ie. when police don't press charghes against a man assulting his wife denying her as a victim
  • patriarchy poverty powerless groups such as women victims

5. BCS ..... have not been victims of a crime but a mere 4% of the population are 44% victims of crime

  • 4%
  • 6%
  • 9%

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