Events of victimization that upend young lives and expose them to conditions of precarity are examined. Drawing on Judith Butler's recent reflections on precarity, this article contributes to the extant critical victimology literature by linking precarity to selfhood and narrative. Narrative analysis is used to analyze two young people - Beatrice and Randall - who experienced sexual victimization and a number of subsequent victimizations at the hands of corporate and state organizations. To account for these subsequent persecutions, the concept of compounding victimization to expose the link between successive victimization that intensifies the experience of precarity.

compounding victimization, corporate victimization, narratives, precarity, state victimization, young people
dx.doi.org/10.1080/10282580.2014.883846
Contemporary Justice Review: Issues in Criminal, Social, and Restorative Justice
Department of Law and Legal Studies

Spencer, D. (2014). Exposing the conditions of precarity: compounding victimization and marginalized young people. Contemporary Justice Review: Issues in Criminal, Social, and Restorative Justice, 17(1), 87–103. doi:10.1080/10282580.2014.883846