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Victim precipitated criminal homicide.

The application of the above typology is useful in understanding the psychological condition of victims (and potential victims), so as to provide a more holistic understanding of their behaviour before, during, and potentially after, a crime. Far from the victim blaming accusations leveled at the concept of victim precipitation, identifying the operative motives in victimisation has similar benefits to that of identifying motive in criminal behaviour. With a victim population, this may help in the provision of crime prevention, informing various types of victim services, providing context to victim precipitation, and informing victims about various behaviours they exhibit that may put them in harm’s way, among others.