victimology[vik′tə mäl′ə jē]
- the study of victims, esp. victims of crime
- status as a victim; specif., such status arising from membership in an ethnic, religious, etc. group regarded as historically victimized: usually an ironic or dismissive usage
The study of crime victims.
(countable and uncountable, plural victimologies)
- The study of the victims of crime, and especially of the reasons why some people are more prone to be victims.