Previous Chapter Chapter 9: Victimization of the Vulnerable Next Chapter

Tammy Garland & Christina Policastro

In: Sexual Victimization: Then and Now

Chapter 9: Victimization of the Vulnerable

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Text Size

Victimization of the Vulnerable
Victimization of the vulnerable
TammyGarland and ChristinaPolicastro

“Vulnerability refers to the ease of being victimized and the impact the crime has upon the victim” (Doerner & Lab, 2008, p. 293). Although all populations may experience some type of sexual victimization, it is those who are deemed vulnerable that are placed at a heightened risk. Sexually vulnerable populations are not limited by age (e.g., children and the elderly); others may be considered at risk due to mental illness or disabilities as well as situational and lifestyle factors such as homelessness or incarceration. However, for the purposes of this chapter, child, elderly, and inmate sexual victimization will be examined.

Those who are at a greater dependency or are under the direct care of others are at ...

Looks like you do not have access to this content.

Login

Don’t know how to login?

Click here for free trial login.

Back to Top

Copy and paste the following HTML into your website