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Crime and its Impact
Crime and its impact

The extent to which people define crime as a problem depends, in part, on what kind of crime is being referred to. Arguably, it is still fair to say that for most people their first thought about crime would relate to images of street crime (‘mugging’), burglary or – in the case of women – rape. However, it is also fair to suggest that as a result of changes during the 1980s those first thoughts might, fairly rapidly, develop into broader images to include the sexually abused child or the victim of an industrial ‘accident’. And although some of the research concerned with criminal victimization has attempted to incorporate such a broader understanding, much of it still reflects ...

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