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Forensic Victimology, Second Edition: Examining Violent Crime Victims in Investigative and Legal Contexts
by:Brent E. Turvey
Forensic Victimology is the scientific study of victims for the purposes of addressing investigative and forensic issues. The social scientist researching victim-offender relationships; the investigator going through a victim?s garbage or cell phone records; the criminal profiler reading a victim?s diary or making a "friends and family" list; the forensic...
Forensic Victimology is the scientific study of victims for the purposes of addressing investigative and forensic issues. The social scientist researching victim-offender relationships; the investigator going through a victim?s garbage or cell phone records; the criminal profiler reading a victim?s diary or making a "friends and family" list; the forensic nurse taking a victim history or looking for evidence of injury; the reconstructionist examining a victim?s toxicology or making a timeline of activities leading up to their demise; the psychiatrist or psychologist performing a mental health assessment; the medical examiner establishing a victim?s place of employment or last meal ? each collects, examines, and interprets evidence related to forensic victimology. Their work serves criminal investigation and anticipates courtroom testimony. The 2e of Forensic Victimology continues the applied presentation of a traditionally theoretical subject. It distinguishes the investigative and forensic aspects of applied victim study as a necessary adjunct to what is typically a theoretical field. It then identifies forensic victimologists and provides them with the methods and standards of practice needed to be of service.. 30% new content, with new chapters on Emergency Services, False Confessions, and Human Trafficking . Use of up-to-date references and case examples to demonstrate the application of forensic victimology . Provides context and scope for both the investigative and forensic aspects of case examination and evidence interpretation . Approaches the study of victimology from a realistic standpoint, moving away from stereotypes and archetypes . Useful for students and professionals working in relation to behavioral science, criminology, criminal justice, forensic science, and criminal investigation
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