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By Laura J. Moriarty

Controversies in Victimology positive factors unique works of famous students and practitioners, aiming to make clear the debates over, the media awareness on, and the psychology at the back of victimization. This publication discusses the controversies from both sides of the talk, and makes an attempt to reconcile the problems to be able to stream the sector forward.Organized round topical parts, targeting 10 particular matters. educational specialists and pros in diversified fields learn debatable matters.

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The officers spent more time in private discussions with the male offenders than in questioning and offering assistance to the victim. Race and class also impacted police response. Research has found that police officers endorsed stereotypes of African-American culture and families (Collins, 1990; Hampton, 1987). African-American women were viewed as providing provocation for abuse and being more accepting of it. While not as well documented, some jurisdictions handle abuse in upper-class, white families informally (Smith & Klein, 1984).

Crime & Delinquency, 33(4):438-451. Washington v. S. 14 (1967). A. (1999). ” The Washington Post, (August 6):A21. Q. (1986). American Government: Institutions and Policies (3rd ed). C. Heath & Company. A. T. Cooper (1984). Federal Practice and Procedure. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Company. 19 This page intentionally left blank CHAPTER 2 Victim Blaming Helen Eigenberg and Tammy Garland Early systems of justice were quite different from our modern ones and victims had a different role. ” Early systems of justice did not rely upon incarceration as a means of punishment.

For example, a woman could have been held down and raped while she was screaming no, but it would have been a victim-precipitated rape if the offender believed she had originally consented, if she had a reputation for having multiple sexual partners, or if she engaged in any of the other factors which made her culpable according to Amir. As Weis and Borges (1973) note, the “only ingredient necessary for constituting a victim precipitated rape is the offender’s imagination” (1973:80). Amir’s work and subsequent theorists who use the concept of victim precipitation also apply the concept in ways that deviate substantively from VICTIM BLAMING Wolfgang’s initial conception.

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