Explore BrainMass
Share

Explore BrainMass

    Understanding victims

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    Victims can be found throughout all segments of any society. Understanding victims often requires categorizing them by common characteristics (e.g., location, social patterns, etc.). Select three different characteristics by which victims may be categorized. Define the unique characteristics that make a victim a member of each group. Compare and contrast the factors that are used to group these types of victims together. Discuss how grouping victims into these unique groups assists criminology researchers in understanding deviance from the perspective of those directly impacted by crime.

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 7:19 am ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/sociology/criminology-law-deviance-and-punishment/understanding-victims-577144

    Solution Preview

    Select three different characteristics by which victims may be categorized.
    I have outlined a response for you to use with your own information and opinions.

    Define the unique characteristics that make a victim a member of each group.
    Female, non fatal violent victims, fatal victims
    1. Victims are female, in an intimate relationship, and treated with violence.
    2. Residents of high rise public housing
    3. Residential properties and owners

    Compare and contrast the factors that are used to group these types of victims together.
    1. Non fatal violently victimized women in partnerships are more prevalent than male. The statistical adjustment is approximately 22% to 4% for women vs male victimization. However, overall women are victimized in intimate relationships 21.5 percent, by other relatives, 8.9%, and friend or ...

    Solution Summary

    A review of characteristics of some victims of crime and how this knowledge can help criminologists.

    $2.19