A Critical Review of Research Studies on Crime Victim Support in Korea

한국에서의 범죄피해자 지원에 관한 연구 개관 및 방향제안

  • 강알리샤 (카이스트 스트레스 클리닉) ;
  • 장은진 (침례신학대학교 상담심리학과)
  • Received : 2017.10.20
  • Accepted : 2017.12.20
  • Published : 2017.12.28


This study reviewed literatures on crime victim support in Korea. KERIS, KISS and NANET were searched with "Victims of Crime Support" as keywords. In result, 314 were satisfied the eligible criteria for the review. The number of articles have steadily increased especially after the related law & policy were announced and after the outbreak of violent crimes. Among the research methods, qualitative studies appeared the most. Regarding the research topics, articles related to implementation of the law and policy ranked the highest in number. Among the type of crimes the number of sexual and domestic violence were reported the most. The number of studies on children and adolescent was shown with the highest frequency in minor groups. Finally, the psychological support appeared relatively low. This study suggests more empirical studies on psychological support for crime victims need to be administered as its future direction.


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