False reports

Wayne Petherick, Claire Ferguson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contributionResearchpeer-review

Abstract

Victimology, or the study of victims of crime, is a general term that describes any study of victims and their characteristics. In a general sense, victimology includes the results of research into risk factors, as well as restorative justice, that seeks to engage victims in the process of justice. Forensic victimology, on the other hand, refers to the examination of a particular crime victim in order to answer case-specific questions. It is the result of ideographic (single case) study rather than nomothetic (group) study. This chapter discusses forensic victimology after placing it within the general area of study from which it came, then moves on to victim precipitation and risk factors for victimization. A suggested approach to forensic victimology is also included.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Crime Analysis: A Social Science Approach to Understanding Crime, Criminals, and Victims
EditorsW Petherick
PublisherElsevier
Pages123-147
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9780323296410
ISBN (Print)9780323294607
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2014

Fingerprint

false report
criminology
justice
offense
General Terms
study group
victimization
examination

Cite this

Petherick, W., & Ferguson, C. (2014). False reports. In W. Petherick (Ed.), Applied Crime Analysis: A Social Science Approach to Understanding Crime, Criminals, and Victims (pp. 123-147). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-29460-7.00007-7
Petherick, Wayne ; Ferguson, Claire. / False reports. Applied Crime Analysis: A Social Science Approach to Understanding Crime, Criminals, and Victims. editor / W Petherick. Elsevier, 2014. pp. 123-147
@inbook{eeb2a7dcac2149fc81c3977c9af03cfd,
title = "False reports",
abstract = "Victimology, or the study of victims of crime, is a general term that describes any study of victims and their characteristics. In a general sense, victimology includes the results of research into risk factors, as well as restorative justice, that seeks to engage victims in the process of justice. Forensic victimology, on the other hand, refers to the examination of a particular crime victim in order to answer case-specific questions. It is the result of ideographic (single case) study rather than nomothetic (group) study. This chapter discusses forensic victimology after placing it within the general area of study from which it came, then moves on to victim precipitation and risk factors for victimization. A suggested approach to forensic victimology is also included.",
author = "Wayne Petherick and Claire Ferguson",
year = "2014",
month = "6",
day = "18",
doi = "10.1016/B978-0-323-29460-7.00007-7",
language = "English",
isbn = "9780323294607",
pages = "123--147",
editor = "W Petherick",
booktitle = "Applied Crime Analysis: A Social Science Approach to Understanding Crime, Criminals, and Victims",
publisher = "Elsevier",
address = "Netherlands",

}

Petherick, W & Ferguson, C 2014, False reports. in W Petherick (ed.), Applied Crime Analysis: A Social Science Approach to Understanding Crime, Criminals, and Victims. Elsevier, pp. 123-147. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-29460-7.00007-7

False reports. / Petherick, Wayne; Ferguson, Claire.

Applied Crime Analysis: A Social Science Approach to Understanding Crime, Criminals, and Victims. ed. / W Petherick. Elsevier, 2014. p. 123-147.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contributionResearchpeer-review

TY - CHAP

T1 - False reports

AU - Petherick, Wayne

AU - Ferguson, Claire

PY - 2014/6/18

Y1 - 2014/6/18

N2 - Victimology, or the study of victims of crime, is a general term that describes any study of victims and their characteristics. In a general sense, victimology includes the results of research into risk factors, as well as restorative justice, that seeks to engage victims in the process of justice. Forensic victimology, on the other hand, refers to the examination of a particular crime victim in order to answer case-specific questions. It is the result of ideographic (single case) study rather than nomothetic (group) study. This chapter discusses forensic victimology after placing it within the general area of study from which it came, then moves on to victim precipitation and risk factors for victimization. A suggested approach to forensic victimology is also included.

AB - Victimology, or the study of victims of crime, is a general term that describes any study of victims and their characteristics. In a general sense, victimology includes the results of research into risk factors, as well as restorative justice, that seeks to engage victims in the process of justice. Forensic victimology, on the other hand, refers to the examination of a particular crime victim in order to answer case-specific questions. It is the result of ideographic (single case) study rather than nomothetic (group) study. This chapter discusses forensic victimology after placing it within the general area of study from which it came, then moves on to victim precipitation and risk factors for victimization. A suggested approach to forensic victimology is also included.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84944404447&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/B978-0-323-29460-7.00007-7

DO - 10.1016/B978-0-323-29460-7.00007-7

M3 - Other chapter contribution

SN - 9780323294607

SP - 123

EP - 147

BT - Applied Crime Analysis: A Social Science Approach to Understanding Crime, Criminals, and Victims

A2 - Petherick, W

PB - Elsevier

ER -

Petherick W, Ferguson C. False reports. In Petherick W, editor, Applied Crime Analysis: A Social Science Approach to Understanding Crime, Criminals, and Victims. Elsevier. 2014. p. 123-147 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-29460-7.00007-7