Week 2 – Discussion 2

Victim Proneness

Your textbook described the concept of shared responsibility and issues related to victim proneness, individual vulnerability, and personal accountability for one’s misfortunes. Evaluate the differences between three arguments outlined in the text: victim-blaming, victim-defending, and system-blaming arguments. Recall at least five risk factors for victimization that were described in the readings. Outline how each of these risk factors is associated with the three arguments indicated above.

In addition, review the authors call for crackdown on crime victims. Explain the controversy surrounding this issue. Posts should be at least 300 words. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings by Day 7.

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