Critical Victimology

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What is critical victimology based on ?
The conflict theories of Marxism and Feminism
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What are the two elements that critical victimology focuses on?
1) Structural Factors 2)The state's power to apply and deny the label of victim
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What is meant by Structural Factors?
Patriarchy and Poverty. They place powerless groups at risk of victimisation
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What is meant by ' The state's power to apply or deny the label of victim'?
Through the criminal justice process, the state applies the label of victim to some - e.g. when police don't press charges against a man for hitting his wife, she is denied her victim status
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How is the failure to label an ideological function?
By concealing the true extent of victimisation and its real causes, it hides the crimes of the powerful and denies powerless victims any redress
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Give a positive evaluative point on critical victimology
Draws attention to the way the 'victim' status is constructed by power and how this benefits the powerful
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Give a negative evaluative point on critical victimology
Disregards the role victims may play in bringing victimisation on themselves through their own choices
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