Some Questions About Victimization Syndromes
doc. PhDr. Ludmila Čírtková, CSc., Faculty of Security Management PA Czech Republic in Prague, Department of Social Sciences

Victimization syndromes like rape trauma or battered partner syndrome are used for description and assessment of victimization effects on victims in forensic praxis. In the article the author defines the nature of the victimization syndromes and analyses their relations to official diagnostic categories in ICD-10 or DSM-V. In a more detailed manner are explained two syndromes: rape trauma and battered person (spouse) syndrome, their typical features are described.
Key words: theories of victimization, victimization syndrome, diagnostic categories, rape trauma, battered woman syndrome, battered person syndrome.