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Victim precipitation theory
The offender: as the initiator
lets look at the more conceptual explinations for crime. We look at the offender as
the one to blame because they made the decision to do it.
Target vulnerability: choosing a target is very important, offenders want to make
sure they can handle these victims if they have any kind of weakness (physical,
mental, social, powerless, poor). For example, they usually prey on elderly for
financial crimes such as fraud or burglaries.
Target gratifiability has something that someone wants such as valuable objects,
physical pleasure, or psychological pleasure. If anything this is a huge part of our
social life, human beings always want to enhance their sense of status.
Target antagonism: target effects the offender emotionally. They say the target
offended them or attacked them first such as anger, jealousy, hatred.. or it could be
out of something uncontrollable such as ethnicity, unconventionality, economic,
reasons, sexuality, etc.
The victim is the initiator: victims causing their own victimization
2 basic ways you can be the cause of your own victimization:
a) ACTIVE: victim provokes the act knowingly such as self defence murder
b) PASSIVE: victim unknowingly provokes the act by threatening the offender
(jealousy cheating on partner, hate crime - race, economic conflicts - promotions,
etc.)
Provoking rape?!?!?! Rapist say that they were provoked
Female: proactive dressing sense, behaviour ... was used as a criminal defence
she asked for it
Patriarchal attitudes
ROUTINE ACTIVITES THEORY
Availability of suitable target
Always assume there is a motivated offender out there
Absence of capable guardians
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Victim precipitation theory: the offender: as the initiator lets look at the more conceptual explinations for crime. For example, they usually prey on elderly for financial crimes such as fraud or burglaries: target gratifiability has something that someone wants such as valuable objects, physical pleasure, or psychological pleasure. If anything this is a huge part of our social life, human beings always want to enhance their sense of status: target antagonism: target effects the offender emotionally. Rapist say that they were provoked: female: proactive dressing sense, behaviour was used as a criminal defence. Routine activites theory: availability of suitable target, always assume there is a motivated offender out there, absence of capable guardians www. notesolution. com. You are downtown wandering the streets half naked. Young people go to clubs, if your poor you go to bad ones. Black males are under constant cultural pressure to act like the cool tough guy.

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