victimology


vic·tim·ol·o·gy

noun \ˌvik-tə-ˈmä-lə-jē\

Definition of VICTIMOLOGY

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
vic·tim·ol·o·gist \-jist\ noun

First Known Use of VICTIMOLOGY

1950

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