A Portrait of Crime Victims Who Fight Back

Chris E. Marshall, Vincent Webb

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Abstract

Although many victims of crime apparently remain passive during criminal victimization, some choose to respond with force. In this article, the authors have used National Crime Survey data to examine this type of response to victimization. Using the NCS data, the authors have described three groups of victims: (a) those who use a gun in self-defense, (b) those who use a weapon other than a gun, and (c) those who use no weapon but fight back by kicking, hitting, or biting. Further, the authors have described some of the key aspect characteristics of the victimization incident for each of these three victim-response groups in an effort to identify differences between them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-74
Number of pages30
JournalJournal of Interpersonal Violence
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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A Portrait of Crime Victims Who Fight Back. / Marshall, Chris E.; Webb, Vincent.

In: Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Vol. 9, No. 1, 01.01.1994, p. 45-74.

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Marshall, Chris E. ; Webb, Vincent. / A Portrait of Crime Victims Who Fight Back. In: Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 1994 ; Vol. 9, No. 1. pp. 45-74.
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