Victimization is defined as causing someone to be treated unfairly or made to feel as if he is in a bad position.
When you treat someone poorly and make him feel adversity, this is an example of victimization.
- Rejection or victimization by peers may become a source of significant stress to children, contributing to feelings of loneliness and low self-esteem.
- In 1988, AARP, The National Sheriff's Association, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police banded together to not only reduce criminal victimization affecting seniors, but also to quell their fear of crime.
- Girl gang members experience more long-term, harmful effects from gang membership than their male counterparts, and some research finds that "gang membership itself opened up young women to additional victimization risk."
- The private, nonprofit National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was established in cooperation with the United States Department of Justice, to find missing children and prevent child victimization.
- Among sixth-grade students, rates of bullying rose from 10.5 percent in 1999 to 14.3 percent in 2001; among eighth-grade students victimization by bullies went from 5.5 percent in 1999 to 9.2 percent in 2001.