Topic for your initial response: Consider the definition of victimology. Of the various methods of collecting crime and victimization data discussed in this module and in any additional research that you conduct, which are best suited for use in researching victimology? Why? Expand your thoughts to think beyond the NCVS and other large surveys. What about smaller measures, such as the other surveys touched upon in the module resources. Are these instruments worth the investment?
More questions to consider in your initial response:
- Does qualitative or quantitative research best address victimization?
- How can the collection of data help or harm victims of crime?