Family members may not quietly and peacefully accept what has happened...Family members have no choice--they must cooperate with the media, the police and sometimes the courts.
E.K. Rynearson, MD
Virginia Mason Medial Center
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Reaction-Blaming the Victim
by Connie Saindon, MA, MFCC, CTS
I was surprised when watching an episode of a TV Crime Show to hear a prosecutor say "There are few true innocent murder victims as most have contributed to their death in some way." He went on to elaborate that he was especially passionate about the case they were featuring in this particular episode as she was true innocent victim. The story went on to describe an affair she started and then separated from her husband. Her new love killed her and left her in the woods.
This discussion is not meant to pick on anyone in particular but to point out how often and easy it can be for anyone of us to blame the victim. No one deserves to be murdered. Just because someone has a part it does not mean they are responsible for being murdered.
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