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“Today’s perpetrator is tomorrow’s victim.”

There are many instances in which you reasonably cannot blame the victim of a crime for the actions committed against them. You cannot say that a woman wearing a short skirt somehow enticed a man to rape her. Likewise, you can’t say that someone wearing a nice watch was asking to be robbed. This is because the rapist and the robber have a choice in the matter. Yet there are some theories of victimization that place at least some of the blame on the victim, or the victim’s actions, or the victim’s choice of environment. So are today’s perpetrators just asking to be tomorrow’s victims?

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