victimology

[ vik-tuh-mol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌvɪk təˈmɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

the study of crime victims and the psychological effects of being a victim.

Nearby words

  1. victim,
  2. victimization,
  3. victimize,
  4. victimless,
  5. victimless crime,
  6. victoire,
  7. victor,
  8. victor charlie,
  9. victor emmanuel i,
  10. victor emmanuel ii

Related formsvic·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 Formsvictimologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for victimology

victimology

n.

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

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