SOC Week Five Discussion Questions

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Question #1: (Blaming the victim)

Evaluate the claim that some are blaming the victim. What would be the purpose in blaming the victim? Is it possible that some victims precipitated actions taken against them? Provide examples of how this might occur. Why is it important for victimologists to remain objective instead of pro-victim?




Question #2: (Measuring Victimization)

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SOC Week FiveQuestion #1: (Blaming the victim)Evaluate the claim that some are blaming the victim. What would be the purpose in blaming thevictim? Is it possible that some victims caused actions taken against them? Provide examples ofhow this might occur. Why is it important for victimologists to remain objective instead of provictim?Blaming the victim is a common problem in rape cases. Because these cases can be he said shesaid the defense attorney will introduce the past sexual history of the victim in order to makethem look promiscuous there for at fault for any rape that occurred. When the victim is blamed inrape cases the goal of the defense is to ensure their client is found not guilty for the crime ofrape. Women already feel guilty and blame themselves after crimes like rape making it easier forthe defendant to get away with the crime. Using the rape victim example, blame can also comefrom friends and family members when they accuse the victim of not taking the necessaryprecautions to prevent the rape from occurring (2002). For example the victim was out latewalking or they were drunk at a party. It is never the victims fault they became a victim butsome victims are just more vulnerable making it easier for the crime to be committed againstthem. For example a prostitute is vulnerable to being raped because of their profession.Victimologists should remain objective because they are professionals and should never bebiased for the victim but their
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