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Blaming a Victim

Evaluate the claim that some are blaming the victim. What would be the purpose in blaming the victim? Is it possible that some victims precipitated actions taken against them? Provide examples of how this might occur. Why is it important for victimologists to remain objective instead of pro-victim?

What are some of the specific consequences of child abuse for the victim?

What is the relationship between previous victimization and criminal offending in women?

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Evaluate the claim that some are blaming the victim. What would be the purpose in blaming the victim? Is it possible that some victims precipitated actions taken against them? Provide examples of how this might occur. Why is it important for victimologists to remain objective instead of pro-victim?

The purpose of blaming the victim is to either highlight by the defense the culpability of the victim in the crime perpetrated against them or to deflect blame from their client. Many victims of crimes are construed to have precipitated actions against them ...

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The expert determines the specific consequences of child abuse for the victim. The relationship between previous victimization and criminal offending in women are provided.

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