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Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Victim profiles refer to either the distinctive demographic characteristics of crime victims (e.g., age, race, and sex) or individual traits (e.g., self-control and genetic factors) that correspond to having a greater probability of victimization. Victim profiles assume that victimization is not a random event. In fact, the data show that many factors are linked with victimization risk.
Schreck, Christopher J., Chad Posick.
Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Jay S. Albanese (Ed.) Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
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