• Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

  • 23 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20002017
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Personal profile

Research interests

My Master of Criminology thesis was on statement analysis, specifically examining whether there are differences between deceptive and truthful statements. My doctoral research examined the theory and process differences in criminal profiling methods.

My current textbooks include Applied Crime Analysis, Profiling and Serial Crime, and Forensic Criminology.

I am currently conducting research that expands on my previous research on statement analysis. I am interested in all aspects of decision making in applied crime analysis, such as the power and impact of satisficing hypotheses, the role of victim precipitation in offending and victimisation, the role of self-esteem in offending and victimisation, and the neurological correlates of offending and victimisation.

Future work in the field will expand upon an applied crime analysis which I developed and involves the systematic and idiographic examination of a case to answer investigative and legal questions.

Statement for HDR students

I have supervised doctoral theses on homicide solvability, staged crime scenes, self-esteem and crime, and victim factors in offending.

I am also available to Supervise in the following areas:

  • Statement analysis
  • Applied crime analysis
  • Criminal profiling
  • Staged crime scenes
  • Criminal motivations
  • Stalking
  • Victimology

Education/Academic qualification

Law, Phd

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Research Output 2000 2017

Catathymia and compulsive homicide: A psychological perspective

Sinnamon, G. & Petherick, W., 4 Jan 2017, The psychology of criminal and antisocial behavior: Victim and offender perspectives. Petherick, W. & Sinnamon, G. (eds.). Elsevier, p. 51-78 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

homicide
human being
fraternity
self-defense
Criminality

Circumscribing cyberbullying: Toward a mutual definition and characterizations of aggression, assault, and recklessness via telecommunications technology

Robinson, Y. & Petherick, W., 4 Jan 2017, The psychology of criminal and antisocial Behavior: Victim and offender perspectives. Petherick, W. & Sinnamon, G. (eds.). Elsevier, p. 321-342 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

assault
aggression
telecommunication
exclusion
chat

Cults

Petherick, W., 4 Jan 2017, The psychology of criminal and antisocial behavior: Victim and offender perspectives. Elsevier, p. 565-588 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

ritual
Group
Third Reich
gold standard
tactics

Honor killings and domestic violence: The same or different?

Xavier, C., Petherick, W. & Sinnamon, G., 4 Jan 2017, The psychology of criminal and antisocial behavior: Victim and offender perspectives. Petherick, W. & Sinnamon, G. (eds.). Elsevier, p. 361-383 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

domestic violence
honor
social problem
Western world
offense
1 Citation (Scopus)

Stalking

Petherick, W., 4 Jan 2017, The psychology of criminal and antisocial behavior: Victim and offender perspectives. Elsevier, p. 257-293 37 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

stalking
offense
incidence

Press / Media

Here's why crimes increase during a full moon

Wayne Petherick

26/09/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Full Moon Photos & Crime!

Wayne Petherick

25/09/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Do Crime Rates Really Rise With a Full Moon?

Wayne Petherick

24/09/18

3 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Full Moon September 2018: Do Crime Rates Really Rise With a Full Moon?

Wayne Petherick

24/09/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

Homicide Solvability and Applied Victimology in New South Wales, 1994-2013

Author: McKinley, A., 2015

Supervisor: Petherick, W. A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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The Defects of the Situation : a Typology of Staged Crime Scenes

Author: Ferguson, C., 12 Feb 2011

Supervisor: Petherick, W. A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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Victim responses to stalking: A temporal approach to factors affecting the duration and intensity of being stalked.

Author: Raj, M., 16 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Lincoln, R. (Supervisor), Goldsworthy, T. (Supervisor) & Petherick, W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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