Victimisation

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1. What have other realist surveys found?

  • Fear of crime is highest among poor, reflects how they are most at risk from crime
  • Fear of crime is highest among rich, reflects how they have more to lose
  • Fear of crime is highest among m/c, reflects how they are most at risk from crime
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2. Which crime survey provides evidence that supports the victimisation of young people?

  • The Crime & Justice Survey 2010
  • The Crime & Justice Survey 2003
  • The Crime Survey 2003

3. How are feminist victim surveys conducted?

  • Usually produce qualitative data on female victims of male crimes, focus on domestic violence
  • Usually produce qualitative data on female victims of male crimes, focus on domestic violence & sexual attacks
  • Usually produce quantitative data on female victims of male crimes, focus on domestic violence & sexual attacks

4. What is an evaluation of the victimisation of young people?

  • Doesn't count as are usually perpetrator as well
  • May be that older people are victims of more crimes but not aware of them (fraud/deception), dont report them
  • May be that youths are victims of less crimes but lie about them for status (peers groups)

5. What do Left Realists think about victimisation of the inner-city poor?

  • Suggest that official crime surveys neglect concentration of crime in inner cities & deprieved council estates
  • Suggest that official crime surveys over-exaggerate concentration of crime in inner cities & deprieved council estates
  • Suggest that all crime surveys neglect concentration of crime in inner cities & deprieved council estates

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