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NCJ Number: 30600 Find in a Library
Title: VICTIM - INDUCED, VICTIM-INVITED, AND VICTIM PRECIPITATED CRIMINALITY - SOME PROBLEMS IN EVALUATION OF PROPOSALS FOR VICTIM COMPENSATION (FROM VICTIMOLOGY, 1974 BY ISRAEL DRAPKIN AND EMILIO VIANO - SEE NCJ-12281)
Author(s): M FOONER
Corporate Author: Lexington Books
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR SUGGESTS THAT IF SOCIETY ASSUMES SOME RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAKING THE VICTIM 'WHOLE', IT SHOULD ALSO REQUIRE VICTIM BEHAVIOR THAT WILL DIMINISH TEMPTATION/OPPORTUNITY SITUATIONS FOR OFFENDERS.
Abstract: RECOMMENDED ARE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS ON CITIZEN DEFENSES AGAINST CRIMINALITY AND LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS WHICH MAKE VICTIM COMPENSATION CONTINGENT UPON ACTIONS NOT BEING CONTRIBUTORY TO THE CRIME. ALSO SUGGESTED IS THE NEED TO STUDY THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN COMPENSATION AND CARELESSNESS, AND CARELESSNESS AND CRIMINAL INCENTIVES, AND TO CAREFULLY DEFINE STANDARDS OF CITIZEN BEHAVIOR QUALIFYING COMPENSATION FOR CITIZENS INJURED WHILE ASSISTING A LAW OFFICER OR WHILE RESTRAINING AN OFFENDER ON HIS OWN INITIATIVE.
Index Term(s): Critiques; Victim compensation; Victimology
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