Stranger violence

Wayne A. Petherick, Brent Turvey

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A stranger is someone who is unknown or foreign. Stranger violence occurs when an offender attacks a victim whom he or she does not know; someone who is not part of the family, not a friend or coworker, and not an acquaintance of any kind. Though generally less common than violence suffered at the hands of friends, family, and acquaintances, stranger violence enjoys a great deal more of our attention.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationForensic victimology: Examining violent crime victims in investigative and legal contexts
EditorsBrent Turvey, Wayne Petherick
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)978-0-12-408084-3
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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