victim-ology

victimology

[vik-tuh-mol-uh-jee]
noun
the study of crime victims and the psychological effects of being a victim.

victimologist, noun
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victimology (ˌvɪktɪˈmɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the study of the psychological effects experienced by the victims of crime
 
victi'mologist
 
n

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