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Discussion Spark: Crime VictimsIn recent years, specifically after mass shootings, some news media have been vocal about not over-publicizing the names of alleged perpetrators, so as not to popularize them. Instead, news media have been giving more attention to the names and faces of victims so as to memorialize them.In this Discussion Spark, you consider the importance of focusing on crime victims. Why is it important to focus on them? How might focusing on victim’s aid in preventing crime?By Day 3 of Week 1In a minimum of 150 words, describe why you believe it is important to focus on crime victims. Explain how focusing on the victims might help with crime prevention.Note: You are encouraged to respond to your colleagues; however, you are not required to do so.Submission and Grading InformationRequired ReadingsBook ExcerptsDaigle, L. E. (2018). Victimology (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.
Chapter 1, “Introduction to Victimology” (pp. 1–13)
Victimology, 2nd Edition by Daigle, L.E. Copyright 2018 by Sage College. Reprinted by permission of Sage College via the Copyright Clearance Center.McGregor, J. (2017). Crime, news, and the media. In A. Deckert & R. Sarre (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of Australian and New Zealand criminology, crime and justice (pp. 81–94). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave MacMillan.The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime, and Justice, 1st Edition by Deckert, A.; Sarre, R. (Eds.). Copyright 2017 by Springer International Publishing. Reprinted by permission of Springer International Publishing via the Copyright Clearance Center.ArticlesKalia, D., & Aleem, S. (2017). Cyber victimization among adolescents: Examining the role of routine activity theory. Journal of Psychosocial Research, 12(1), 223–232Kuo, S., Cuvelier, S. J., & Sheu, C. (2013). Risky behaviors and personal victimization in Taiwan. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 37(2), 79–97WebsitesNational Center for Victims of Crime. (2012). Retrieved March 13, 2018, from http://victimsofcrime.org/homeOffice for Victims of Crime. (n.d.). Overview of crime victims’ rights. Retrieved March 13, 2018, from https://www.ovc.gov/rights/overview_rights.html .doc file