History, perception, and treatment of victims 750- to 1,250-word

Identify one major criminal case in the United States that influenced legislation and affected the evolution of victimology.

Write a 750- to 1,250-word paper that responds to the following:

  • Briefly describe the history of victimology.
  • Describe the criminal case that you selected. Then, explain how the criminal case has influenced legislation and affected the evolution of victimology.
  • Explain how this legislation elevated the status of victims in the American criminal justice system.
  • Explain how the case highlights the victim perspective in a way previously not considered in typical views of the crime.
  • Describe the positive changes that have occurred in terms of support for victims.
  • Make one recommendation to address a need that still exists to support victims in the criminal justice system. Explain how your recommendation helps.

References MUST come from:

  • Karmen, A. (2020). Crime victims: An introduction to victimology (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
  • Chapter 1, “What is Victimology?” (pp. 16–23)
  • Chapter 2, “The Rediscovery of Crime Victims” (pp. 41–79)
  • Chapter 3, “Victimization in the United States: An Overview” (pp. 80–108)
  • Chapter 5, “The Ongoing Controversy over Shared Responsibility” (pp. 146–175 and 180–197)
  • And 2 other references of your choice
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