Victimology: Definition, Theory & History


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During which time period did the study of victimology start?

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1. The victim can be blamed for the crime and this is known as _____.

2. The term perpetrator has the same meaning as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Victimology is the study of the relationship between victim and perpetrator, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the history and the theories of the field. Some terms you'll be assessed on include Mendelsohn's Theory of Victimization, and perpetrator.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions of:

  • Mendelsohn's Theory of Victimization
  • Victimology
  • Offender

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related victimology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as perpetrator and victim
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the origins of the study of victimology

Additional Learning

To learn more about victimology, review the accompanying lesson called Victimology: Definition, Theory & History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define key terms
  • Learn history of victimology
  • Know the theories and applications of victimology