victimology

noun vic·tim·ol·o·gy \ 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

victimologist

play \ˌvik-tə-ˈmä-lə-jist\ noun

First Known Use of victimology

1950


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