Assignment: Overview of Victimology
Simply put, victimology is the study of victims. Daigle (2018) explains that although there have been victims as long as there have been criminals, “their role in the criminal justice process has evolved.” The idea that victims had to seek out their own justice through retaliation led to the “principle of lex talionis, an eye for an eye.” In more recent years, although victim blaming still occurs, more sympathetic attention is given to victimization studies that have led to victims’ rights talionis, an eye for an eye. In more recent years, although victim blaming still occurs, more sympathetic attention is given to victimization studies that have led to victims’ rights.
Perform research on the Internet to find resources that focus on the role of the victim, as well as individuals who have contributed to the field of victimology.
Using the APA Course Paper Template, write a 4- to 5-page paper review of the study of victimology in which you complete the following:
- Define victimology in your own words in 4–5 sentences.
- In approximately 1–2 pages, provide a brief history to include the victims’ rights movement, legislation, and current status.
- In approximately 1–2 pages, discuss the role of the victim. Define victim precipitation, victim facilitation, and victim provocation. Provide examples of each.
- In approximately 1–2 pages, identify three individuals who have contributed to the field of victimology. Ensure you pick individuals from different countries. Describe their contributions.
Support your paper review with at least three scholarly resources (textbooks, peer-reviewed journals, and government publications).
Module Journal: Reflection
At the end of each module, you will reflect on what you learned in the module. Write 1–2 paragraphs in which you discuss what you found most interesting and explain. Describe how what you learned has changed how you think about victims of crime.