Psychological Effects of Victimization: Implications for the Criminal Justice System


Journal Article

The purposes of this article are to review research on psychological reactions to criminal victimization, to consider how victims might be affected by participation in the criminal justice system, and to offer some recommendations for the treatment of victims and their families within the criminal justice system. Over the past ten years there have been a series of studies conducted to examine the long-term effects of rape victims. Recently a study was conducted to compare the reactions of robbery victims with rape victims and to compare female and male robbery victims. This article will review the findings from these longitudinal studies with particular attention to victim reactions that may affect or be affected by participation in criminal prosecution. © 1987, SAGE PUBLICATIONS. All rights reserved.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Resick, PA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 468 - 478

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-387X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0011-1287

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0011128787033004004

Citation Source

  • Scopus