Learning Objectives

  • An audit of the patterns of victimization experienced by men.
  • An outline of the needs of male victims and the services they receive.
  • A critical review of explanations of the causes of male victimization.
  • A consideration of the need to think about the links between victim and offender statuses.
  • An in-depth account of the victimization of young boys involved in anti-social behaviour.
  • An appraisal of the view that male victims should take more responsibility for their victimization by recognizing the risk factors attached to their behaviour.