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fall victim

To fall prey to something. I fell victim to peer pressure, and I started drinking at the party. Please be careful not to fall victim to senioritis—you can't stop doing your work this close to graduation.
See also: fall, victim

fashion victim

A person who places too much value on popular trends and styles. It's one thing to have good taste in clothing, but it's another to be a fashion victim who always needs to be seen wearing popular brand names.
See also: fashion, victim

professional victim

slang A derisive term for someone who claims to receive mistreatment from others, usually as a way to get attention. Boy, he's really the professional victim these days. What is he claiming I did to him this time?
See also: professional, victim
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fall ˈvictim (to something)

(written) be injured, damaged or killed by something: Many plants have fallen victim to the sudden frost.
See also: fall, victim
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Among the new features is a specialist home page for young victims of crime which was developed in collaboration with young people who have previously sought help from Victim First to ensure it is child-friendly and accessible.
Dame Vera's This new help me to my victim and needs that as a Dame appointment will last for three years and her role will involve engaging with victims of crime to build up a picture of how support services are working and how they could be improved.
Matt Chester, head of Victim Services, said: "Victims are at the heart of everything we do and West Mercia's Victim Advice Line is already demonstrating its value and benefits for victims of crime, helping them get the support, advice and information they need so they can, as best as possible, get on with their lives.
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ACJC and our partners do not think it is fair to require someone to be a victim of sexual assault more than once before they can seek protection from their attacker.
Criminology, victimology, and other scholars from Europe and Australia present 16 essays that interpret and develop the "ideal victim" idea of the late Norwegian criminologist Nils Christie, in which he addressed the socially constructed concept of an idealized form of victim status or identity, illustrating the importance of a victim-centered approach.
ISLAMABAD -- The number of human trafficking victims around the world is on the rise while armed groups and terrorists are trafficking women and children to generate funds and recruit, according to the latest Global Report on 'Trafficking in Persons'.
Alex Mayes, policy and public affairs advisor at the Victim Support charity, said: "It's disheartening to see that so few victims are offered the chance to make a Victim Personal Statement.
49.5% of victims thought that victims' services did not help to recover from the impact of an incident at all 21.6% of victims felt police did not keep them well informed at all about their case 83.5% of victims said police did not give them the opportunity to make a Victim Personal Statement N, cent of e in es l EARLY half of all victims of crime say official support services don't help at all in getting over the trauma.
The government demonstrated increasing efforts by establishing a new victim assistance center to provide specialized support services and maintaining good cooperation with civil society at the other victim assistance center.
Community order for 12 months, fined PS60 with PS60 victim surcharge and PS100 costs.
Victim support services have an important role in the care of crime victims.
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Vera Baird is launching a new independent 'victim referral hub' called Victims First Northumbria to replace some of their services previously provided by the charity Victim Support.
Victim Support chief executive Javed Khan said the charity welcomed many aspects of the draft Victims' Code.