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Criminals and Victims$
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W. David Allen

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804762526

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804762526.001.0001

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Who Are Victims? A Review

Who Are Victims? A Review

(p.135) Chapter 6 Who Are Victims? A Review
Criminals and Victims
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Victims are individuals who suffer harm as a consequence of a crime. This chapter examines the circumstances and behavior of victims, focusing on the actions taken by victims and the wider desire to deter crime. It examines self-protection behavior, victim resistance, and various forms of recourse victims take in the aftermath of a violation or a crime. The chapter also considers the connection between crime victimization and labor-market participation or earnings.

Keywords:   victims, crime, self-protection behavior, victim resistance, violation, crime victimization, labor-market participation, earnings

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