Blitz, C.L., Wolff, N., & Shi, J. 2008. “Physical Vicitmization in Prison: The Role of Mental Illness.” International Journal of Law and Psychiatry.
This suggests that the risk of physical victimization for individuals with mental disorder in the community is significantly greater than their risk of being physically victimized in prison.
Fear of victimization does not equal the reality of victimization.
Many groups that fear victimization the most actually have significantly lower rates of victimization compared to their counterparts.
Those that fear victimization the least actually get victimized the most.
Rates of violent victimization in the United States broken down by Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Age.
This includes crimes not reported to the police. Standard errors can be found in the linked pdf in the appendix, for all the fellow nerds out there.
Just to put everything into a little perspective.
I have two classes that I’m teaching this summer. Both are just introductory courses: Introduction to Criminology. The first starts in a little over a week.
I’m excited/terrified. I always get a little anxious before talking in front of people, but once I get going I usually do great talking to large groups of people.
Here’s an idea I had:
I won’t do any of that, but I can dream.
So much work to do. It never ends. Only a few more weeks, but so many projects to write up.
Currently: in the lab by myself working. Forever.
It is almost over, but I’m so stressed and overworked right now.
After completing a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, artist Rebecca Kamen has transformed her discussions with neuroscientists into abstract sculptures.
See more of her work: Rebecca Kamen
Instead of participating in the execution of their son’s murderer, the slain man’s parents publicly spare the killer in northern Iran.
Touching. See Crime, Shame, and Reintegration by Braithwaite.
I abhor the death penalty, but love the role of the victim’s family in the punishment process.
I’m writing a paper of the attribution of blame in crimes and would like to know some of your opinions.
Why do we blame victims of sexual assault?
No need to include any thoughts or comments about how victim blaming affects victims, that isn’t the focus of the paper and that topic could fill up an entire paper itself. Try to be as specific as you can (for example, sexism or patriarchy replies do not produce causal mechanisms in blame attribution).
Feel free to reply here, or if you wish to remain anonymous you can send me a private message. There are no right or wrong answers, I am genuinely curious about your opinions. I won’t post any answers, so have at it.
Personally, why do you think we blame victims of sexual assault? What are the causal mechanisms that drive the attribution of blame?
Be skeptical of “data,” “evidence,” or “scientific proof” from individuals or organizations that put ideology ahead of what the research actually concludes. No matter how well-intentioned these groups are, they end up causing more damage to their cause and creating a larger mistrust of the social sciences in the public’s mind.