Application: Gender and Victimization

USE THE READINGS BELOW TO DO THIS ASSIGNMENT

“Anger is seen as a sign of strength. Males are considered to be standing up for their rights if they react to a frustrating or undesirable event with anger. Outrage is often the only reaction to an injustice that is allowed from boys.”
Meg Kennedy Dugan, It’s My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence (2000)

Crime rates show that men have higher victimization rates than women for almost all categories of violent crime except sexual assault (Truman, 2011). Gender differences vary by crime; for example, men are three times more likely than women to be victims of homicide (Cooper & Smith, 2011). Despite a number of conflicting studies, there is ample evidence that women are the primary victims of gender-related victimizations such as sexual assault, sex trafficking, and sexual harassment (Morash, 2006).

A victim’s experiences with the criminal justice system may also be influenced by his or her gender and the type of crime committed. From 2000 to 2009, 20% of the women who reported crimes to police received assistance from victim service agencies, but only 9% of the males received assistance (Langton, 2011).

For this Assignment, you select one of the victims you have previously reviewed in the media and consider the victim’s vulnerability to crime, based on gender, including the type of crime committed. You also analyze the influence of gender on the victim’s experiences with the criminal justice system.

The Assignment (2–3 pages):

  • Explain factors related to gender that might have contributed to the vulnerability of the victim.
  • Explain factors related to gender that might have played a role in the type of crime committed against the victim.
  • Explain how the victims’ experiences with the criminal justice system might vary based on the gender of each victim.

Two and three pages with at least three references….

It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the readings.

To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create SUBHEADINGS to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.

REMEMBER IN APA FORMAT JOURNAL TITLES AND VOLUME NUMBERS ARE ITALICIZED.

MULTIPLE USE OF INTEXT CITATION

Readings

·Davey, M. (2016). The most dangerous time. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/society/ng-interactive…

·David’s story. (n.d.). Domestic violence resource centre Victoria. Retrieved from http://www.dvrcv.org.au/stories/true-stories/stori…

·Dennison, S. M., & Thompson, C. M. (2011). Intimate partner violence: The effect of gender and contextual factors on community perceptions of harm, and suggested victim and criminal justice responses. Violence and Victims, 26(3), 347–363.

  • Davis, R. C., Lurigio, A. J., & Herman, S. (Eds.). (2013). Victims of crime (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
    • Chapter 1, “Sexual Violence Victimization of Women, Men, Youth, and Children”
    • Chapter 2, “Victims of Domestic Violence”
    • Chapter 3, “Stalking in America: Laws, Research and Recommendations
    • Chapter 15, “Reducing the Risks and Crime Victimization in Schools
  • Dennison, S. M., & Thompson, C. M. (2011). Intimate partner violence: The effect of gender and contextual factors on community perceptions of harm, and suggested victim and criminal justice responses. Violence and Victims, 26(3), 347–363.
  • Englebrecht, C. M., & Reyns, B. W. (2011). Gender differences in acknowledgement of stalking victimization: Results from the NCVS stalking supplement. Violence and Victims, 26(5), 560–579.
  • Gilfus, M. E., O’Brien, P., Trabold, N., & Fleck-Henderson, A. (2010). Gender and intimate partner violence: Evaluating the evidence. Journal of Social Work Education, 46(2), 245–263.
  • Masser, B., Lee, K., & McKimmie, B. (2010). Bad woman, bad victim? Disentangling the effects of victim stereotypicality, gender stereotypicality, and benevolent sexism on acquaintance rape victim blame. Sex Roles, 62(7/8), 494–504.
  • Schneider, L., Mori, L., Lambert, P. & Wong, A. (2009). The role of gender and ethnicity in perceptions of rape and its aftereffects. Sex Roles, 60(5/6), 410–421.

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