criminal justice, law homework help

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Please answer the questions in APA format 500 word mimnimum

1) In what ways are the study of criminology and victimology the same and what ways do they differ?

2) When viewed from both a theoretical and practical perspective, is the definition of a victim the same in both the study of criminology and victimology? When responding, consider how each of these disciplines views a victim within the larger criminal justice system.

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Victimology and Criminology
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Question One
Victimology is defined as the study of the victims of crime and the effects of psychology
that they experience after the crime has been committed. It is actually the possession of an
outlook that arises from either imagined or real victimization that has been seen to glorify and
cosset the condition of being a victim. Criminology, on the other hand, is an area that is under
sociology and deals mainly with the study of crimes, its effect, and social impact as well as what
causes them. While the criminology is more concerned with the repeat offenders, victimology is,
however, more concerned on examining why some victims are more victimized more than one
time and why this happens. The criminologists normally do the investigation showing how
criminal activities are ...

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