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victimology

[vik-tuh-mol-uh-jee] /ˌvɪk təˈmɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of crime victims and the psychological effects of being a victim.
Related forms
victimologist, noun
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victimology

/ˌvɪktɪˈmɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the psychological effects experienced by the victims of crime
Derived Forms
victimologist, noun
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n.

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

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