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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



in criminal procedure, a citizen who has suffered moral, physical, or property injury as a result of a crime. In the USSR the victim is given a broad range of procedural rights, including the right to present evidence, to submit petitions and challenges, to appeal the actions of the body that is handling the case, to participate in the trial, and to appeal the judgment. Some proceedings are instituted only upon complaint of the victim. In instances provided for by law, the victim may press charges in the case, but a reconciliation with the accused will lead to dismissal of the case. The victim has the right to have a representative, and he may bring a civil suit. Enterprises, establishments, and organizations that have suffered damage from a crime may participate in court proceedings only as civil plaintiffs.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

What does it mean when you dream about being a victim?

Being a victim in a dream or seeing another being victimized may denote a condition about which the dreamer feels helpless. Because the victim/rescuer theme is so widespread in life, dreams about victimization can also echo past experiences in which one felt victimized.

The Dream Encyclopedia, Second Edition © 2009 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.
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"However, there is also much customers can do to help themselves from falling victim to crime.
"So it is essential that, in addition to enforcing the law against scammers, we equip consumers with the skills and knowledge necessary to avoid falling victim to them in the first place."
This compares to the UK average of one in every 2000 children falling victim.
As a result, many dog-walkers are refusing to take their animals into parks for daily exercise out of fear of them falling victim to a mauling.
Byline: The number of people falling victim to identity fraud soared by 36 per cent during the past year, research shows.
Summary: Thousands of people selling their cars are falling victim to a multi-million pound scam.
The wife of the President, therefore, called on intending air travellers to be mindful and careful to avoid falling victims.
The number of men falling victims to physical violence fell by 18 points but rose by 39 points among women, he added, still citing the survey results.
Summary: Bishop Gregoire Haddad issued a statement on Wednesday, condemning the impersonation and acts of forgery committed against him and warning the Lebanese against falling victims to such a "criminal project." According to Haddad, some people have taken up his identity to ask for financial aid from several parties.