Crime and Criminology

Criminal Justice

Quiz 18 :
Victims, Criminal Justice and Restorative Justice

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Quiz 18 :
Victims, Criminal Justice and Restorative Justice

Responses could include: -The study of victims of crime -Contentious -Looks at the extent, nature and causes of victimisation -Considers the consequences for victims -Explains victim proneness; why some experience repeat victimisation -Considers the consequences for victims and their needs -Considers ways to prevent victimisation and reduce fear of crime -Also includes society's reaction to victims (victim blaming/victim defending)

Write your answer in the space provided or on a separate sheet of paper.

Responses might include: -The nature and circumstances of the crime influence how victims are affected -Sexual assault - persistent social and psychological effects, victims are more likely to attempt suicide and suffer depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder is also common -Child sexual assault - impacts on cognitive and social development, the psychological effects may never go away -Robbery and assault - psychological and social effects, lead to lifestyle changes including relocation -Homicide - produces secondary victims through grief and loss, vulnerability to alcoholism, drug addiction and suicide