Similarities And Differences Between The Criminal And The Victim

756 Words Nov 13th, 2016 4 Pages
People’s bonds existed since the moment humans decided to coexist with each other. People tend to look back to the past to find an answer for the future. People try to find people similar to them in order to share their thoughts and feelings. People see themselves in others, and that’s why people’s relationship with others are so complex. Before the creation of criminology studies, finding a criminal by his or her relationship with the victim was unthinkable. Nowadays, victimization studies are the second key, after the crime scene, to find an offender. Sometimes, the similarities between the criminal and the victim can make the crime seem as if the criminal was attacking his double. However, for some crimes, there is a third person who can also share some similarities with the protagonists, the bystander. Sometimes, these similarities are the main reason behind attacking or helping.
What was first the chicken or the egg? What existed first the victim or the offender? It is not necessary the existence of an offender in order to find a victim. People can become a victim of destiny itself. The Anomie Theories talks about how people who can achieve the adopted social goals find alternatives to achieve them (Garcia, 2016). This theory explains crimes in all social levels. For example, while in a low social class stealing can be physical survival (food and/or housing), in high classes stealing can be the social status (keeping the same standard of life). A sub-theory…

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