Female Victims of Violent Crime

Offenders who committed rape in a group tended to be younger than lone rapists , according to victims ' reports . In rapes with one offender , fewer than 2 in 10 offenders were under age 21. In rapes with two or more offenders , 3 in 10 ...

Female Victims of Violent Crime


Robbery Victims

Use of weapons in robbery threats and attacks , 1973-84 Weapon use Percent of robbery victimizations Total Threats Attacks Male victims were more likely to face a weapon than females . Weapons were also used more frequently against ...

Robbery Victims


The Rights of Crime Victims

Victims rate criminal justice processing - percentage who rate it more than adequate or completely inadequate ... 21 6 28 outcomes of these cases were much more favorable than most ; that is , a higher than usual proportion resulted in ...

The Rights of Crime Victims


Victims of Identity Theft 2008

Victims who spent more time resolving financial and credit problems resulting from the identity theft were more likely to experience severe distress than victims who cleared up the problems more quickly (figure 9).

Victims of Identity Theft  2008

Approximately 11.7 million persons, representing 5% of all persons age 16 or older in the U.S., were victims of one or more types of identity theft within a two-year period. The most common type of identity theft, experienced by 6.2 million people during the two-year reporting period, was the unauthorized use of an existing credit card account. This report is based on data from the 2008 Identity Theft Supplement (ITS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). From January to June of 2008, the NCVS-ITS collected data from persons who had experienced one or more attempted or successful incidents of identity theft during the two years preceding their interviews. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.

Crimes and Victims

Selected victimization assault victims were less than. IV Table 8. ... In both cities approximately 75 percent were victims of assault , more than 15 percent were victims of robbery , and 10 percent were victims of personal larceny .

Crimes and Victims


Victims of Crime

The number of these victimizations exceeds the number of individual victims since some people are victimized more than once.4 But if each of these victimizations had occurred to a different person , the number from all NCSmeasured ...

Victims of Crime


Crime Victims and Policy

States, rates of violent victimisation, for both males and females, are higher among Native Americans than among any other ... Aboriginal women are three and a half times more likely than nonAboriginal women to be victims of violence.

Crime  Victims and Policy

This book provides critically examines how recent international developments in victims theory and policy are experienced within specific local contexts. The chapters approach key criminological issues including the experience of criminal justice agencies, policy formulation, the construction of victim identities and the 'discovery' of new victims.

Female Victims of Stalking

Almost every victim contacted the service more than once ( 19/20 ) . The victims found it especially important because they were informed about the further progress of their case ( Schroos , 2003 ) . 4. Discussion and some guidelines ...

Female Victims of Stalking


Juvenile Offenders and Victims

As a result , the male proportion of juvenile homicide victims has increased . In 1985 , 64 % of juvenile homicide victims were males ; in 1991 this proportion had increased to 72 % . boys were 3 times more likely to be killed than ...

Juvenile Offenders and Victims


Elderly Crime Victims

Among the elderly , certain groups were generally more likely to experience a crime than others 3 Note : Teenage = age 12-19 Young adult = age. Percent of violent crime victims Elderly victims less often than younger victims act to ...

Elderly Crime Victims


More Than Victims

Donald Downs offers an analysis of the injustices behind the logic of battered woman syndrome, concluding that this very logic harms those it is trying to protect. This work seeks to rethink the criminal justice system.

More Than Victims

Donald Downs offers an analysis of the injustices behind the logic of battered woman syndrome, concluding that this very logic harms those it is trying to protect. This work seeks to rethink the criminal justice system.

Teenage Victims

Although Hispanics age 12 to 15 were to be a victim of an aggravated or a sim- higher than the rate for females . Older less likely to be violent crime victims than ple assault . Although younger teenagers teenage males were more than ...

Teenage Victims


Victims Still

In the current political environment, victim participation for harsher sentences benefits conservative law-and-order advocates far more than victims; even when victims get a chance to participate, they stand to be manipulated for other ...

Victims Still

The 1980s saw official crime policy in the United States shifting its focus from crime and criminals to victimization and victims. In this thought-provoking book, Robert Elias evaluates the effectiveness of this shift in policy and argues that victims have been politically manipulated for official objectives. From a thorough examination of victim legislation, get-tough crime policies, media crime coverage, the victim movement, and the wars on crime and drugs, Elias concludes that little victim support has actually occurred and that victimization is, in fact, escalating. He argues for a change in the structural sources of crime and proposes a `new culture' that could lead to substantially less crime.

Juvenile Offenders and Victims

In 1985 , 64 % of juvenile homicide victims were males ; in 1991 this proportion had increased to 72 % . Among juveniles ages 14 to 17 , blacks were 5 times more likely to be murdered than whites .

Juvenile Offenders and Victims


Routledge Handbook on Victims Issues in Criminal Justice

Only 4 percent of responses said they reported to other authorities rather than the police. The remaining “Other” reasons category for not reporting hate crime represents more than a fifth of all victim responses (some 21 percent).

Routledge Handbook on Victims  Issues in Criminal Justice

The Routledge Handbook on Victims’ Issues in Criminal Justice is a comprehensive and authoritative handbook on current issues, with a distinctive emphasis on the delivery of suitable and effective services. The editor provides an introduction and conclusion to the handbook, synthesizing original contributions from current leaders in the field, surveying victims’ rights in the United States, victim participation in the criminal justice system, victims’ welfare and needs, and most notably the services that have been developed in response. A section on special populations in the United States brings focus to current and emerging issues faced within the country, while a section covering international and transnational victimization explores globalization and the implications of other legal traditions and systems. This handbook addresses the crucial and complex topic of victims’ issues, examining both societal and governmental reactions to victims’ concerns and acquainting readers with the issues that discord may cause, and how they affect the provision of services. This book will serve as an essential reference for academics and practitioners working with crime victims, as well as for students taking courses in victimology, criminology, sociology, and related subjects.

Crime Victims An Introduction to Victimology

The second phase, in which the individual's personality reintegrates, can last much longer and is characterized by ... Women who live through gang rapes by multiple offenders generally suffer more than victims of single offenders, ...

Crime Victims  An Introduction to Victimology

A first in the field when initially published and now a true classic, CRIME VICTIMS: AN INTRODUCTION TO VICTIMOLOGY, Ninth Edition offers the most comprehensive and balanced exploration of victimology available today. The author examines the victims' plight, carefully placing statistics from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report and Bureau of Justice Statistics National Crime Victimization Survey in context. At the same time, he humanizes victims' stories through compelling case studies. The text systematically investigates how victims are currently handled by the criminal justice system, analyzes the goals of the victims' rights movement, and discusses what the future is likely to hold. This Ninth Edition presents current coverage of the seriousness of intimate partner violence, child abuse, sexual assaults in the U.S. military, acquaintance rapes on college campuses, shootings on campuses, whether arming for self-protection is an effective strategy, and similar high-profile issues. It also includes new information about survivorology and bystanderology as well as new material on practical issues facing victims. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

What Works for Crime Victims

criminal justice, victim support centers, and the emotional well-being of crime victims Alline Pedra Jorge. 06. More than Exone offense: Husband The interviewee was threatened and insulted by her husband several times in the course of ...

What Works for Crime Victims

After the Second World War, the role of the victim in criminal conflict became an object of interest for academics. But it was only in the 1960s that the importance of providing protection and assistance to crime victims was highlighted in particular by the victims' movement, which inaugurated a new era of criminal justice in systems throughout the world. Moving beyond just the role of controlling crime and punishing the offender, the criminal justice system also began to contribute to the victims' rehabilitation and to help the victim to move on from the event psychologically and emotionally. Although some criminological research was conducted on this topic, the effect that the criminal justice system and victim support services have on the well-being of crime victims is still uncertain. The current study sought to understand the healing process of victims of crime, the potential consequences of their participation on the criminal justice system, and the support of victim centers. Moreover, it aimed to find out whether the existence of a Victim Support Act would change the treatment that the victim receives in the criminal justice system. Thus this research was conducted based in two countries – Switzerland and Brazil – where the outcome of the victims' movement on the criminal justice system was different, as was the participation of the victim in the criminal justice system and the government's provision of support. In order to conduct this research the qualitative method was employed, which is the most efficient to gather sensitive information. Interviews with crime victims were the main source of information. Hearing observation and document research were used as complementary sources. The results of this research show that victims who have contact with the criminal justice system and victim services are not more likely to recover than those who had no contact. This is to say, the support offered has no major effects; the influence of the criminal justice system and the victim support services in the emotional well-being of crime victims is rather neutral. However, considering that the sample is not representative, findings are not expected to be generalized. Instead, findings may give insight to practitioners or to future criminal justice policy makers, suggesting what may work to improve the emotional well-being of crime victims, as well as suggesting further studies.

Victims of Crime and the Victimization Process

Actually, the NCS Is a series of surveys rather than a survey at a single point in time. The NCS series involves probability samples of households that are interviewed a maximum of seven times at six- month intervals.

Victims of Crime and the Victimization Process

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