Victim Blaming

Victimologists should only strive to be fair,open-minded,dispassionate,neutral and most of all unbiased. In the event of a crime, a victim may or may not be aware that they are exposing themselves to possible criminal charges. Being objective helps victimologists understand the situation that a victim found himself in; that resulted in a crime being perpetrated against them. However, victim blaming is not always universally wrong since some are aware of the danger theyexpose themselves to(Herries, 2013). On the other hand, being pro-victim biased limits the freedom of the victim while taking blame away from the perpetrator (Karmen, 2012). Thus objectivity is the best approach to understanding crime victims.

I do not agree with Professor Heinrich Applebaum that victims should receive punishment for crimes committed against them. Despite the permissive

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