Issue 14 (2020)

STRUCTURE, CONTENT ANALYSIS AND DIMENSIOLOGY* OF A VICTIMOGENIC SITUATION

Abstract: Victimogenic situation is a private variety of criminogenic situation where one of the main actors of the criminal drama, along with a perpetrator, is a specific victim of the crime, though being not merely a target of the crime, but the person who, thanks to his/her behaviour and particular personal characteristics, objectively contributes to the commission of the crime against himself/herself. The study of a victimogenic situation and appropriate prevention must be based on a consistent methodology, according to which an individual criminal behaviour arises from the interaction of personality (individual) and a particular real-life situation. A victim in the victimogenic situation is almost as active as the perpetrator. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate the specific nature of the circumstances in this strange tandem of “perpetrator-victim”, which characterises the personality and behaviour of the offender, on the one hand and the personality and behaviour of the victim, on the other hand.

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