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Understanding Victims of Crime: The Impact of the Crime and Support Needs

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dc.contributor.author Dinisman, Tamar
dc.contributor.author Moroz, Ania
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-03T20:49:22Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-03T20:49:22Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Dinisman, Tamar; Moroz, Ania (2017). Understanding Victims of Crime: The Impact of the Crime and Support Needs. Victim Support, 40 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/sites/default/files/VS_Understanding%20victims%20of%20crime_web.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/855
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract Crime has reduced considerably in England and Wales in recent decades. Nevertheless, it remains a significant social ill that has a negative impact on millions of people across England and Wales each year. In 2015/2016 an estimated seven million adults were a victim of at least one crime in England and Wales, which is about 15% of the adult population every year, or one in seven people. This estimation increases to one in five adults if fraud incidents are included. Victimization has a range of effects, including on victims’ physical health, employment or higher education prospects, finances and emotional wellbeing. Nevertheless, crime does not affect people in the same way; the extent of the impact on the victim is influenced by many factors and some evidence indicates that aspects of the crime and the seriousness of the incident do not solely account for this variation. Additional factors include the victim’s characteristics and financial circumstances and the support available…This report looks specifically at these issues–the impact of the crime and the victim’s needs. It includes a review of existing research, and presents findings from new quantitative and qualitative research with Victim Support (VS) service users. The aim is to identify the main effects of victimization and recognise victims’ expressed needs. It also highlights differences between crime types, where possible. (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Victim Support en_US
dc.subject Survey Results en_US
dc.subject Interview Results en_US
dc.subject Victim Input en_US
dc.subject England en_US
dc.subject Violence en_US
dc.subject Sexual Assault en_US
dc.subject Domestic Abuse en_US
dc.subject Child Sexual Abuse en_US
dc.subject Fraud en_US
dc.subject Hate Crimes en_US
dc.subject Anti-social Behavior en_US
dc.subject Vulnerable Populations en_US
dc.subject Children en_US
dc.subject Young Adults en_US
dc.subject Emotional Burden en_US
dc.subject Psychological Consequences en_US
dc.subject Theft en_US
dc.subject Identity en_US
dc.subject PTSD en_US
dc.subject Posttraumatic Stress en_US
dc.subject Financial Consequences en_US
dc.subject Financial Impact en_US
dc.subject Health Consequences en_US
dc.subject Coping en_US
dc.subject Social Support en_US
dc.subject Long Term Effects en_US
dc.subject Resource Needs en_US
dc.subject Criminal Justice en_US
dc.title Understanding Victims of Crime: The Impact of the Crime and Support Needs en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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