This article discusses what victimology has to offer in the fight against terrorism and how victimology can benefit from the study of terrorism and large-scale victimization in general. First, the author offers reasons for studying terrorism from a victimological perspective, then attempts to devise a proper role for victimology in the study of terrorism and finally demonstrates that terrorism, although essentially a crime, requires and at the same time proves that victimology should deal with victimization in the broad sense and consequently should establish itself as an independent discipline distinct from criminology.
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