The recidivist victim: a descriptive study

Date

1972-08

Authors

Johnson, Joan Hornsby,1929-

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Publisher

Sam Houston State University

Abstract

The concept of the recidivist victim emerged through personal experience and the awareness of various patients who were admitted to the hospital as victims of violence not once but on numerous occasions. This awareness was coupled with the fact that as the hospital was an emergency hospital all victims of violence were brought to this particular hospital for treatment. The purpose of this study was to identify the social, medical, and criminal characteristics of all victims of gunshot and stab wounds, but specifically it was to identify those same characteristics of recidivist victims and to determine if the recidivist victims represented a significant percentage of the total victim population.

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Keywords

Recidivists, Texas, Austin, Victims of crimes, Reparation (Criminal justice)

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