victimology[vik′tə mäl′ə jē]
victimology definition by Webster's New World
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- 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
victimology definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The study of crime victims.
- vicˌtim·olˈo·gist noun