1. Social media play an increasing role in presenting and explaining victims’ experiences. How should the field of victimology take this into account?
  2. Why do researchers in criminology need to be aware of the complex effects of poly-victimisation and repeat victimisation?
  3. Locations of victimisation can be very diverse. Harms are not confined to obviously adverse environments. Powerful contemporary institutions, including universities and colleges, can also operate in ways that contribute to traumatic experiences of individuals who are dependent on them for safety. Discuss.
  4. Criminal justice policies could be improved by more recognition of victims’ rights and the importance of solidarity networks supporting survivors. Discuss with reference to your jurisdiction.
  5. What are the benefits and limitations of promoting personal agency and potential for transformative change for people seeking to rebuild their lives and their view of themselves after traumatic experiences?
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