Running head: VICTIMOLOGY
The criminal justice systems in the various jurisdictions of the world focus on the
arguably archaic perspective of justice that is confined to the punishment of the offenders. The
retributive angle adopted is very desirable, especially with respect to the deterrence intentions of
the system. Therefore, the same means that the systems focuses more on the offenders in the
equation and therefore only engage the recipients of their actions for complaints as well as in
cases that they are required to be interrogated as witnesses. However, this way of doing things
needs to change, considering that a very vital group of individuals is left unattended, yet they
need the most attention in the wake of the atrocities.
The victims of crime are a vulnerable group that need to be given due attention so that the
effects of the said atrocities do not turn out to be disastrous to them (Walklate, 2017). In sexual
assault cases, the victims remain the most important parts of the equation, considering the fact
that the same is a crime against a person, both in literal sense and in the sense that the crime is
carried out against the person of the victim. Marital rape is one crime that has r...
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