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victimology

[vik-tuh-mol-uh-jee]
noun
  1. the study of crime victims and the psychological effects of being a victim.
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Related formsvic·tim·ol·o·gist, noun
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victimology

noun
  1. the study of the psychological effects experienced by the victims of crime
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Derived Formsvictimologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for victimology

n.

1958, from French victimologie (1956), from victime; see victim + -logy.

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