Forensic Victimology Examining Violent Crime Victims in Investigative and Legal Contexts

ISBN-10: 0123740894

ISBN-13: 9780123740892

Edition: 2008

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Description: The purpose of this textbook is to provide readers with the basic principles and practice standards of forensic victimology; the scientific study of victims for the purposes of addressing investigative and forensic issues. It is intended to educate the student in an applied fashion, and act as a guide to victimologist practitioners that assist investigators and provide expert testimony in court. It provides readers with the means and rationale for examining victims in an investigative or forensic context. The purpose of this textbook is to distinguish the investigative and forensic aspects of victim study as a necessary adjunct to the field of victimology. It identifies forensic victimologists in the investigative and forensic communities and provides them with methods and standards of practice needed to be of service. Forensic Victimology is necessary because it provides a scientific balance against the idealization or demonization of victims; as filter for deception and false reporting; and as a means for providing an objective threshold of relevance for victim information and opinions already at work in the criminal justice system. * Applied victimology for students and caseworkers performing objective examinations as opposed to theoretical victimology that studies victim groups and crime statistics. * First ever textbook detailing a mandate, scope and methods for forensic victimologist practitioners. * Provides a critical / scientific counterbalance to existing mainstream texts approaching general victimology with a pro-victim bias. * Written by practitioners of forensic victimology in the investigative, forensic, mental health, and academic communities.

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Book details

List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 9/25/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.992

Wayne Petherick is Associate Professor of Criminology at Bond University in Australia. Wayne's areas of interest include forensic criminology, forensic victimology, criminal motivations, criminal profiling, and applied crime analysis. He has worked on risk and threat cases, a mass homicide, stalking, rape, and a variety of civil suits involving premises liability and crime prevention. He has presented to audiences in Australia and abroad, and has published in a variety of areas including social science and legal works in the areas of criminal profiling, expert evidence, stalking, serial crimes, criminal motivations, and victimology. Wayne is co-editor of Forensic Criminology, and editor of Profiling and Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues, now in its third edition.

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Preface: An Argument for Forensic Victimology
Victimology: A Brief History with an Introduction to Forensic Victimology
Victimity: Entering the Criminal Justice System
Constructing a Victim Profile
Forensic Nursing: Approaching the Victim as a Crime Scene
Victim Lifestyle Exposure
Victim Situational Exposure
Psychological Aspects of Victimology
False Allegations of Crime
Intimate Violence
Victims of Stalking
Workplace Violence
School Shootings
Stranger Violence
Sexual Offenders and Their Victims
Victimology at Trial
Wrongful Convictions: Victims of the Criminal Justice System
Index
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