Victimology in its most simple form is the study of the victim or victims of a particular offender. It is defined as the thorough study and analysis of victim characteristics, and may also be called 'victim profiling'. Victimology is important in the overall investigative process because it not only tells who the victims were, their health and personal history, social habits and personality, but also provides ideas as to why they were chosen as victims. This book is designed for students of criminology and crime investigation professionals. It provides the reader with an overview of the basic concepts of Victimology. The patterns and impact of victimization, relationship between victims and criminal justice system, victims compensation etc. are also elaborated in detail.