Title

Nature and impact of criminal victimization in Barbados

Source of Publication

Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice

Abstract

This article examines the nature and impact of crime through the survey of victims who reported crimes against them to the Barbados Police Force in 1998. The study shows that the victims reported serious concern about the high level of crime in Barbados. Further, the study found that concern about crime was influenced by many factors including the type of crime, age, gender, and occupation. In addition, the findings of the study pointed to physical injuries, economic cost, and emotional impacts on the victims, even though many victims underestimated the economic cost of their victimization. © 2007 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article

First Page

55

Last Page

77

Publication Date

12-1-2007

DOI

10.1300/J222v05n02_03

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