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Chapter 9

Chapter 9: Victimization in Public and Private Spaces over the Life Course

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SOC 201
Barry Mc Clinchey

CHAPTER 9: Victimization in Public and Private Spaces over the Life Course THE CRIMINAL EVENT PERSPECTIVE - Extends the discussion of criminal activity beyond the short period of time where the crime actually occurs - i.e. risk of being victimized at home by family member – leaving home, risk decreases, but victimization risks of other things increase, like car accidents or harassment PERCEIVED AND ACTUAL RISK OF VICTIMIZATION OVER THE LIFECOURSE - Relationship between fear and actual threat – fear is highest when we are young and decreases over our lifetime, and then increases as we continue to age - Actual risk of victimization is highest when young, then decreases over lifetime VICTIMIZATION IN THE PRIVATE SPHERE Child Abuse - Children are treated as personal property that can be exploited - Enforcing control through traditional forms of corporal punishment (i.e. spanking) - Child abuse features certain characteristics – deliberate act or set of actions that is considered maltreatment of a child - Youth between 12 and 17 were the most vulnerable to physical and sexual victimization - 4 in 10 children victimized by a family member sustained physical injuries, compared to those assaulted by a non-family member Intimate Partner Violence - Spousal violence occurs when a person in a current or former common-law or married relationship is deliberating assaulted in some way by his/her partner - Spousal violence accounted for 12% of violent crimes, and 53% of family violence reports - Greatest risks are between the ages of 25 and 34, then 35 and 44, and declines sharply after 45 - Three types of assault o CC 265, Assault o CC 267, Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm o CC 268, Aggravated Assault - Level 1 assault is the most common offence against current spouses - Criminal harassment and threats are more common for former spouses Elder Abuse - Neglect, financial abuse, and emotional/psychological abuse - Accounts for 2% of all incidents of violent victimization reported to the police - Tolerating abuse in exchange for continued support - Female seniors were more at risk for common assault than males - Male seniors were more likely than females to be victimized wi
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