This week’s readings discuss how the various characteristics of a person can make them vulnerable to becoming a victim of crime. Victimology has come a long way since its initial acceptance in the criminal justice community; however, there remains work to do in order to eradicate criminal victimization.
Address the following in your initial post:
- What are three changes you expect in the field of victimology over the next 50 years?
- Discuss the current state of victimology for the areas you choose, and provide support for the ways in which victimology will change.
Your initial post must contain approximately 400 words and reference at least two scholarly sources in proper APA format. At a minimum, your discussion should include sections analyzing the rise of victimology, evaluating empirical data regarding crime victims, explaining the victim’s contribution to crime, critiquing the criminal justice system’s response to victimization, and a proposed holistic plan for victim restitution.
Daigle, L. E. (2017). Victimology: A text/reader (2nd ed.). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/
- Section XIV: Contemporary Issues in Victimology: Victims of Hate Crimes, Human Trafficking, and Terrorism (pp. 570-589)
Davis, R. C., & Ullman, S. E. (2013). The key contributions of family, friends, and neighbors. In R. C. Davis, A. J. Lurigio, & S. Herman (Eds.), Victims of crime (pp. 233-250). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/
- This is Chapter 10 in this primary course text.
Lurigio, A. J., Canada, K. E., & Epperson, M. W. (2013). Crime victimization and mental illness. In R. C. Davis, A. J. Lurigio, & S. Herman (Eds.), Victims of crime (pp. 211-230). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/
- This is Chapter 9 in this primary course text.
Walts, K. K. (2013). Understanding child trafficking in the United States: A review of current policies, research, and issues facing survivors. In R. C. Davis, A. J. Lurigio, & S. Herman (Eds.), Victims of crime (pp. 469-490). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/
- This is Chapter 20 in this primary course text.