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Victimization, African American

  • By: Brian K. Payne
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

African Americans have higher rates of victimization than any other race in the United States. The most basic definition of a victim is someone who has been harmed in some way; a crime victim, then, is an individual who has been victimized by a criminal. ...

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