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NCJ Number: 99164 Find in a Library
Title: Myth or Reality of Victim Involvement in Crime - A Review and Comment on Victim-Precipitation Research
Journal: Sociological Focus  Volume:18  Issue:3  Dated:(August 1985)  Pages:209-220
Author(s): T D Miethe
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 12
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: After a brief overview of the victim-offender relationship in violent crime, the present state of research on victim-precipitation is examined.
Abstract: The adverse consequence of this research (blaming the victim) is compared with its potential benefits for theoretical development and public policy directed at crime control. Given its applicability in a sizeable proportion of violent crimes and its potential benefits, future research on victim-precipitation appears to be warranted. The paper concludes with illustrations of the pervasiveness of notions of a contributory victim in both public discourse and in recent legal rulings. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Victim crime precipitation; Victim profiles; Victimology
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