Jonathan Dantas Pessoa1,2,*
1Civil Police of the State of Pernambuco, Brazil
2International Researcher, Centre of Criminology Research, University South Wales, United Kingdom
*Corresponding author: Jonathan Dantas Pessoa, Civil Police of the State of Pernambuco, Brazil and International Researcher, Centre of Criminology Research, University South Wales, United Kingdom; Email: [email protected].
Received Date: July 24, 2023
Published Date: August 24, 2023
Citation: Pessoa JD. (2023). Secondary Victimization of Victims of Domestic and Family Violence in Police Stocks. Mathews J Foren. 4(1):11.
Copyrights: Pessoa JD. © (2023).
This research aimed to analyze the phenomenon of secondary victimization of women victims of domestic violence in the context of civil police stations, with a view to understanding the characteristics of this type of victimization when this type of victim seeks the civil police to report the crime of which they were victimized. For that, we developed a questionnaire that was applied to a sample of 50 women from the Municipality of Machados (interior of the State of Pernambuco) who were victims of domestic violence and who sought help from the civil police, where we obtained quantitative data to carry out a descriptive analysis of the secondary victimization characteristics of the analyzed sample. It was found in the present research how common secondary victimization is in the sample collected, as well as the reflections of this type of victimization in the black number of this type of crime, which demonstrates that secondary victimization is a factor capable of perpetuating the situation of domestic violence against women. With the data obtained, it is possible to understand the phenomenon studied and thereby develop effective means of preventing and combating this type of victimization, which has been shown to be extremely harmful when facing domestic and family violence against women due to the loss of credibility of police agencies, stimulating the increase in black numbers in this type of violence.
Keywords: Secondary Victimization, Domestic and Family Violence against Women, Civil Police Stations, Black Cipher of Criminality, Characteristics of Secondary Victimization.