victimology
noun Date: 1958 1. the study of the ways in which the behavior of crime victims may have led to or contributed to their victimization 2. the claim that the problems of a person or group are the result of victimization • victimologist noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • victimology — [vik΄tə mäl′ə jē] n. 1. the study of victims, esp. victims of crime 2. status as a victim; specif., such status arising from membership in an ethnic, religious, etc. group regarded as historically victimized: usually an ironic or dismissive usage …   Universalium

  • victimology — (n.) 1958, from Fr. victimologie (1956), from victime; see VICTIM (Cf. victim) + LOGY (Cf. logy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • victimology — [vik΄tə mäl′ə jē] n. 1. the study of victims, esp. victims of crime 2. status as a victim; specif., such status arising from membership in an ethnic, religious, etc. group regarded as historically victimized: usually an ironic or dismissive usage …   English World dictionary

  • Victimology — Criminology and penology Theories Causes and correlates of crime Anomie Differential association theory Deviance …   Wikipedia

  • victimology — noun The study of the victims of crime, and especially of the reasons why some people are more prone to be victims …   Wiktionary

  • victimology — The study of victims of crime , including such aspects as patterns of offence, place of incident, characteristics of and relationship between victim and offender, and the like. The field has recently been stimulated by the increased availability… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • victimology — study of victims Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • victimology — noun (plural victimologies) the study of the victims of crime and the psychological effects on them …   English new terms dictionary

  • victimology — vic·tim·ol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • victimology — /vɪktəmˈɒlədʒi/ (say viktuhm oluhjee) noun the systematic study of victims of crime, and especially their role in the crimes in which they are the victims. –victimologist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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