Zavin Nazaretian, of IUP’s Criminology Department, will present “Repeat Victimization in the LGBT Community: Social
Status or Lifestyle?” at the Brown Bag lunch series on Friday, October 17, from 12:20-1:10 p.m. in Uhler Hall, Room 111.
This research examines the
victimization experienced by the LGBT community and seeks to understand if
traditional criminological theories that explain victimization can be
applied. Specifically, Routine Activity theory is juxtaposed against social
status indicators to examine whether LGBT victimization is due to lifestyle or
an unequal status designation in society.
Research for this study was
conducted using the Canadian Victimization Survey, the only nationally
representative study of victimization that identifies one's sexuality. Findings suggest that the LGBT community in Canada has replaced Aboriginal
Canadians as the most victimized group in Canada and that there is a need to
adapt current theories which do not fully explicate LGBT repeat