Title

Victimity: Entering the criminal justice system

Date of this Version

2009

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

Citation only.

Turvey, B. E. (2009). Victimity: Entering the criminal justice system. In B. E. Turvey & W. Petherick (Eds.), Forensic victimology: Examining violent crime victims in investigative and legal contexts (pp. 33-71). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Science.

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2009 HERDC submission. FoR code: 1602

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ISBN

978-0-12-374089-2

Abstract

Extract:
Mendelsohn (1963) describes victimity as being the opposite of criminality. Criminality refers to the state, quality, or fact of being criminal. Therefore, victimity refers to the state, quality or fact of being a victim. The purpose of this chapter is to describe what this means in an applied sense - what victimity involves as victims enter the criminal justice system and a record of evidence is created.

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