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NCJ Number: 93502 Find in a Library
Title: Social Control and Victimization
Journal: Victimology  Volume:8  Issue:3-4  Dated:(1983)  Pages:80-90
Author(s): G T Marx
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 11
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A sensitizing theoretical perspective involving the role social control may unintentionally play in criminal victimization is offered.
Abstract: Alternatives to the familiar model wherein the interaction of offenders and victims produces an offense and then a social control response are suggested. For example, some undercover police practices involve anticipatory social control which engenders offenders and/or victims. Ways in which such social control may contribute to victimization include: generation of a market; the creation of collateral offenses; exploitation of an undercover opportunity structure; generation of a motive or idea for the crime; and the provision of a scarce skill or resource. The understanding of victimization can be enhanced by developing a social control precipitated perspective, alongside of, and integrated with, the traditional victim-precipitated perspective. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Social control; Victim crime precipitation
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