Forensic Victimology

Forensic Victimology

Examining Violent Crime Victims in Investigative and Legal Contexts

1st Edition - September 25, 2008

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  • Authors: Brent Turvey, Wayne Petherick
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080920719

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Description

This new textbook provides students 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 provides case-based coverage with original insights into the role that victimology plays in the justice system, moving beyond the traditional theoretical approaches already available. 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. This book is intended to educate students on the means and rationale for performing victimological assessments with a scientific mindset. Forensic Victimology is designed specifically for teaching the practical aspects of this topic, with “hands on” real-life case examples.

Key Features

  • 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.

Readership

Students enrolled in forensic science programs, legal studies programs, sociology / criminology programs, victim studies programs, and criminal justice programs. Will also be of value to law enforcement investigating criminal cases, and forensic experts evaluating victimological evidence or preparing for trial.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Victimology; Constructing Victim Profiles; The Victim as a Crime Scene; Lifestyle Risk; Situational Risk; Psychodynamics; False Allegations; Intimate Violence; Victims of Stalking; Workplace Violence; School Violence; Premises Liability; Stranger Violence; Victims in the Criminal Justice System; Offenders & Their Victims; Victimology at Trial

Product details

  • No. of pages: 608
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2008
  • Published: September 25, 2008
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080920719

About the Authors

Brent Turvey

Brent Turvey
Brent Turvey, PhD is the author of Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Editions (1999, 2002, 2008, 2011); co- author of the Rape Investigation Handbook, 1st and 2nd Editions (2004, 2011), Crime Reconstruction 1st and 2nd Editions (2006, 2011), Forensic Victimology (2008) and Forensic Fraud (2013) - all with Elsevier Science. He hold an MS in Forensic Science and a PhD in Criminology. He is a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC, and The Forensic Criminology Institute. Dr. Turvey also maintains a caseload of femicides (e.g., sexual homicides, gender motivated homicides), pre-femicidal violence, trafficking, and human rights cases in Latin America. Many of these are related to drug trafficking and human trafficking. This involves the implementation of the UN Model Protocol for Femicide Investigation in Latin America, with The Forensic Criminology Institute’s Behavioral Science Lab (BSL). In operation since 2019, the BSL collaborates with USAID, The United Nations, and The Attorney Generals Office in Bogota DC, providing international support and training to attorneys , investigators and forensic professionals.

Affiliations and Expertise

MS in Forensic Science and a PhD in Criminology. He is a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC, and The Forensic Criminology Institute.

Wayne Petherick

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Criminology, Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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