01:202:327 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Victimless Crime, Victimology, Forensic Science

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Monday, October 1, 2018
Victimology and Sexual Assault
Definition:
History
Originated in England, used to help solve crimes and help get understanding of
community and how crimes occur during wartime
Reasons to study
Use during serial rapists
Criminology vs. Criminalistics
Criminalistics is forensic science that uses physical evidence (fingerprints, DNA)
The Crime Victim
Victimless crime
Level of victim
Primary: Person who is attacked, injured, stolen from, mugged
Secondary: Someone close to you was the victim (sibling, neighbor, spouse)
Tertiary: No relation to the victim and you weren't physically present during the crime
(9/11)
Victim as a Negative Label
Survivor is the more appropriate term for a sexual assault victim, victim is viewed as a
negative label
Need them to want to file report and press charges, empower them
Victimology Theory
Conditions necessary
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Conditions coming together
Public Perception
CSI Effect: Public believes things happen quickly and forensics are quick and easy to
get
Challenges with Children
Testifying: Making decision whether or not to put them on stand, traumatizing
potentially
Lack of support: Families are not very supportive in cases of sexual assault by family
members, stress at family level, dysfunctional families
Lack of evidence: 72 hour rule does not apply to children, may not be reported for
months since children don't know to report to police
Competence: Don’t have mental capacity of adult, being able to testify is challenging
Child Witness
Need victim services?
Any survivor of assault is going to need help
Common responses from a child victim:
Confusion
Self-blame
Betrayal
Powerlessness
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