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Culpabilización a las víctimas de delitos: alcance y factores asociados

León, C. M. & Aizpurúa, E. ORCID: 0000-0001-7045-5535 (2020). Culpabilización a las víctimas de delitos: alcance y factores asociados. Revista Internacional de Sociología, 78(1), e148. doi: 10.3989/ris.2020.


There are currently few studies that have analyzed attitudes towards victims of crime, especially in Spain. With the purpose of contributing to this area of research, this work seeks to explore the main causal attributions for victimization and to examine the influence of victimization experiences and gender on the tendency to blame victims. To do this we employed a sample composed of 2,112 university students (63.6% women and 36.4% men). The data was collected through an online survey from November 7 to 20, 2017. The results showed that men blamed victims more than women did. In addition, controlling for the effect of gender, it was found that respondents who had been victimized were less likely to blame victims. The results and their implications are discussed.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Attitudes; Gender perspective; Victimization experiences; Victims
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Departments: City, University of London (-2022) > School of Arts & Social Sciences
School of Arts & Social Sciences
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