Although victimology as a field is in its infancy and is undergoing definition, several theories of victimization that have implications for clinical practice have already been published. Several are specific and segmented, but one theory relates victimization to its broader cultural, social organizational-institutional, interactional and personality contexts Richard A. Ball presents a "Theory of the Victimological Cycle," while the late Michael J Hindelang, Michael Gottfredson, and James Garofalo discuss "A Theory of Personal Criminal Victimization," modified in 1987 by James Garofalo. Against this backdrop, Richard D. Knudten offers insight into his "Dynamic Theory of Victimization 1 2." After their characteristics are identified, implications for the growing field of clinical sociology will be discussed

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