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what are self report studies?

anonymous self completion questionnaires which ask people to admit their own criminal behaviour


what is a victim?

someone who has suffered harm (including physical, mental or emotional suffering, economic loss, impairment of basic rights) through acts of omissions that violate the laws of the state


what are the thee parts of positive victimology?

1. aims to identify factors that produce patterns in victimisations
2. focusses on interpersonal crimes of violence
3. aims to identify victims that have contributed to their own victimisation


What is victim proneness?

what makes some people more likely to be victims than others


what are the two elements of critical victimology?

1. structural factors
2. the states power to apply or deny the label of the victim