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Revictimisation: reducing the heat on hot victims

ISSN: 
0817-8542

Abstract

Drawing primarily on data collected in Great Britain, this paper emphasises why a focal point for effective crime prevention is the hot dot, the victim who repeatedly suffers crime. Two basic reasons help explain the occurrence of repeat victimisation: risk assessment by offenders, and the fact that victimisation makes a repeat more likely. A number of crime prevention efforts that have been based on the prevention of repeat victimisation are highlighted.

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Pease K & Laycock G. 1999. Revictimisation: reducing the heat on hot victims. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 128. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi128