from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of crime victims.

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  • n. The study of the victims of crime, and especially of the reasons why some people are more prone to be victims.


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  • This is possibly the most astonishing bit of poor-mouthing I've ever seen, the ultimate in victimology.

    December 16th, 2008

  • Mark Steyn says Michelle Obama "embodies a peculiar mix of privilege and victimology, which is not where most Americans live."

    Dan Agin: Michelle Obama and the Poison of National Review

  • I would try to do an extensive analysis of the victim, what we came to call victimology, equally important as understanding the perpetrator in getting a handle on the crime.


  • It fuels victimology, which is so central to Jewish group identity and cohesion.

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  • But there's no inherited privilege in Michelle Obama, only achievement through intelligence and education, and the "victimology" is that of a black woman living in a thoroughly racist society.

    Dan Agin: Michelle Obama and the Poison of National Review

  • He decried what he called the "victimology" of groups such as CAIR and the

    Politics Daily

  • For each of her cases, she develops a "victimology," sitting down face-to-face with friends and family members to learn the victim's employment, education, relationship, sexual, and alcohol and drug histories, and even obtain dental records.

    The Prince Albert Daily Herald: Entertainment

  • Have a liberal, "victimology", PC members-only Denver City Council and Mayor in denial and afraid of other PC-pimps.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • These are often the same white people who complain about "political correctness" and excess racial sensitivity and "victimology" among minorities.

    Unqualified Offerings

  • As a young woman who did not support Hillary Clinton, and is quite convinced, unlike Mrs. Schlafly, that "victimology" can be a philosophy that knows no bounds of gender, race, class or creed, I am happy to posit exactly why Sarah Palin is not a feminist.

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