Victim Blaming

The blame for an assault is placed on the victim, i.e. the roles of perpetrator and victim are reversed following a crime. The strategy behind this is to show that the victim provoked the perpetrator through his or her actions, so that the perpetrator is ultimately stylized as the victim. As an example, raped persons can be cited who are accused after the crime of having dressed too provocatively and thus inciting the perpetrator to commit the crime.