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    truly exists. The bystander effect is “a social psychological phenomenon in which individuals are less likely to offer help to a victim when other people are present” (Darley and Latane). When someone is lying on the ground needing help and there is a group of people in the area. They decide to disperse the responsibility to help the victim. In the end nobody helps the victim. Many people…

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    Victims’ rights, the victims could participate actively in the trials, include the participation, representation, protection and repatriation of the victims. In Hong Kong, the victims’ rights has written in the Victims Charter. Some victims’ rights has achieved, but some of the victims’ rights in some cases may not be achieved. Also, it is difficult to get the balance between the rights of victims and offenders. The relationship between victims’ rights and offender rights are very complicated,…

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    The theory “Victim Precipitation Criminal Homicide” refers to a criminology theory which includes the interaction of the victim with an offender that may contribute to the crime being committed. In the article named “Victim Precipitated Criminal Homicide” by Marvin E. Wolfgang, the summary of the theory described is that many victims involved in criminal homicide because of self-defense and some of the victims were provoked or assaulted before by the offender. Criminal Homicide can be referring…

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    Victim Precipitation Theory Jacob N Zucker Grantham University CJ102 Victim Precipitation Theory is the view that victims may initiate, either actively or passively, the confrontation that leads to their victimization (Siegel, 2014, p. 67). Active precipitation occurs when victims act provocatively, use threats or fighting words, or even attack first, resulting in their victimization (Siegel, 2014, p. 67). Passive precipitation is personal or social characteristics of victims that make…

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    Victim Impact Statement

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    Victim impact statements have long been a controversial issue among the justice system resulting in numerous debates and studies to obtain a conclusion regarding trial results. A victim impact statement (VIS) occurs during the sentencing phase of a trial which allows the victim or secondary victims to express the financial, physical, and psychological impact subsequently the crime. When victim impact statements are presented in court, regarding the content as irrelevant, longer sentences are…

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    Victim blaming has always been a problem and people need to know that any harm done to the victim is not their fault. Society continues to subconsciously blame the victim in an abusive situation. Many people like to think that they want the best for everyone and can see everything from someone else’s point of view. Countless numbers of people are actually very cruel in thinking. Many adults are much more petty than teenagers or young adults, and cannot understand why victim blaming is…

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    Have you ever been the victim of a bully or ever bullied anyone? The answer would be properly yes because anyone can be a victim of bullying. For example, people can be a victim of bullying at work, public place and even at your own home. However, bullying is a major problem that occurs in the school. General public have their own definition of bullying. Some might think that bullying is just a minor thing which is a part of the children life, and they do not take it seriously. However, some…

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    makes the victim, a mere spectator. Meanwhile, the Canadian Criminal Justice System is continuing to do its best in addressing the dissatisfaction victims feel towards the authorities. Study of literature shows that although victim rights have come a long way and are continuing to develop further, they are not successful in addressing the concerns of the victim. The article, “Crime…

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    considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. DAH. DAH.” Who does not recognize the following storyline? Law and Order: Special Victims Unit is an immense TV show about the New York special victims’ unit detectives and the New York City court of law which is dedicated to solving abominable cases. While Law and Order: SVU is quite engaging;…

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    give it form and unity. The victims of crime existed unrecognized in the justice system. Victims had few roles when it came to the justice system. The passing of the first crime victim’s state bill of rights in Wisconsin in 1980 gave way to a new era of improvement for victim’s rights. The enactment of federal acts and task force in 1982 brought national importance to the victim’s concerns. Victim’s Rights Initiatives After years of being neglected in criminal law, victims have played an…

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