Leading Theories of Victimization Risk - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which theory of criminal victimization lacks a police presence?

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1. What theory is criticized for blaming the victim who was the target of an offender?

2. A person who places themselves in a vulnerable situation while attempting to purchase of illegal drugs is an example of which criminal victimization theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Victimization theories try to explain why a victim is selected by the offender. In this assessment, you will be quizzed on three of these theories and some concepts used to support them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • The criminal victimization theory that references a lack of police presence
  • Which theory places fault on the victim
  • Theory that points to victims putting themselves in vulnerable positions
  • Concept used to explain that the chance of victimization increases due to the nature of the environment
  • Component of one theory that leads to exposing a person to becoming a victim

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - identify theories of victimization based on their descriptions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a reason for victimization chances increasing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the theory component that results in patterns of behaviors that can produce victims

Additional Learning

To learn more about these theories that explain increased risks of becoming a victim, review the accompanying lesson called Leading Theories of Victimization Risk. This lesson addresses the following:

  • Crossing of paths yielding crimes of opportunity
  • Informal social controls that may enhance criminal activity in an area
  • Recent studies attempting to identify what victims' actions could have led to the crimes
  • Lifestyle activities that produce vulnerabilities in patterns of behavior