Victimology : Past Present and Future

Victimology: Past Present and Future by Ezzat A. Fattah

As popular as victimology has become it is suprising that no comprehensive history of the discipline has ever been written and there are no systematic assessments of its present state or of likely future developments. The present paper is an attempt to remedy this situation. Victimology is a young promising discipline and a fascinating subject. And although victimization is as old as humanity itself, it was not until after the Second World War that the scientific study of crime victims emerged as an essential complement to cirminology’s well-established research on offenders.

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