Just as criminological theory is intended to provide explanations for what causes crime and thereby prevent it, victimization theory aims to better understand the factors that create conditions where victimization is present or even common. For example, how can criminal justice professionals explain crime statistics that show one is more likely to be a victim in certain areas or at a greater risk when surrounded by certain types of activity? Knowing these things, what action could a criminal justice professional take? In this Discussion, you reflect on similar questions. To prepare: Choose one of the following theories to address. (Your Instructor may choose to assign you and your colleagues to certain theories to ensure a range of topics.) Routine activity Deviant place Lifestyle Victim participation By Day 3 Post a response to the following: Which victimization theory best explains the primary reason for victimization in the city, state, or nation in which you live? Why? How can you apply concepts from this theory to protect yourself from being victimized? How can law enforcement application of these theories assist with the decrease of violent victimization?