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Theories of Victimization

In the “Becoming a Victim” resource section, you learned about the different theories of victimization and the various factors that might lead to a higher probability of becoming a victim. For this discussion, you will choose a victimization theory and describe that theory’s strengths and weaknesses.

In your initial post, identify the victimization theory you feel best explains how people and businesses increase their odds of becoming victims of crime. Using the “Becoming a Victim” resources as support, consider the questions below as you build a case for why that theory best explains how people and businesses increase their odds of becoming victims of crime.

What do you feel separates this theory from the others? What does it explain that the other theories do not?
No theory is perfect. What are the weaknesses or shortcomings of the theory you have chosen?
How does the theory you’ve chosen account for a business or corporation increasing their chances of becoming a victim?
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