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victimology

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noun vic·tim·ol·o·gy \ˌvik-tə-ˈmä-lə-jē\

Definition of victimology

  1. 1 :  the study of the ways in which the behavior of crime victims may have led to or contributed to their victimization

  2. 2 :  the claim that the problems of a person or group are the result of victimization

vic·tim·ol·o·gist play \-jist\ noun


1950

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1950


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