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victimology

[ vik-tuh-mol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌvɪk təˈmɒl ə dʒi /
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noun
the study of crime victim and the psychological effects of being a victim.
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Origin of victimology

First recorded in 1955–60; from French victimologie; see origin at victim, -o-, -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM victimology

vic·tim·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for victimology

victimology
/ (ˌvɪktɪˈmɒlədʒɪ) /

noun
the study of the psychological effects experienced by the victims of crime

Derived forms of victimology

victimologist, noun
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