252. Victims of Crime


This Sociology Factsheet will look at victims of crime. It will look at who the victims of crime are and will identify any patterns that emerge as well as looking at the impact of crime on victims.

The Factsheet includes Exam Hints to help you to use your knowledge to gain maximum marks, while the activities give you the opportunity to apply what you have learned and will help you develop your skills in this area.

Words in bold are explained in the glossary and a reference list is included at the end of the Factsheet.

The examiner will expect you to be able to:

  • Demonstrate your understanding of who the victims of crime are.
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the factors that affect who may become victims of crime.
  • Explain victimology.
  • Evaluate explanations of victimisation.
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Publication Date

April 2022


ISSN: 1351-5136

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