08 Fall 08 Fall Knowing the Social Sciences: Pickton Case Assessment Lucy Kervin HSB4ME Bradford 22/02/13 Psychology * Does the perpetrator suffer from any mental disorders that could have lead to the committing of crimes? * What were the reasons behind the committing of the crimes? * Did the perpetrator target only women? What is the reason(s) for this? Psychoanalytic: was the perpetrator exposed to any traumatizing events that could have lead to this behavior?
What advantages would this method give you as you studied your topic? I would probably talk to the criminals and their families as a research method for their motives. I feel that this helps you best get to know the background of the person and their reasoning 3. Why do you think that we should
Holmes & Holmes (2009, p290) stated “To appraise a crime without some knowledge of the victim is certainly remiss.” The victim constitutes half of the crime therefore victimology should be heavily looked at in order to connect them to the offender (Douglas, Burgess, Burgess, & Ressler, 1992).Victimology is important to an investigation process in that, it is not just learning about the victim’s personal history and personality, but it also why the victim was chosen (Petherick, 2010). Holmes and Holmes (2009,p 291) created a list of elements which should be important to victim profiling it includes: "Physical traits, marital status, personal lifestyle, occupation, education, personal demographics, medical history, psychosexual history, court history, and last activities." A victim’s lifestyle, preferences, family, relationships, and routines, can give investigators clues about potential suspects who had access to the victim (Brown & Davenport, 2012). Other concepts that should be considered when victim profiling are the method of approach, method of attack and risk assessment (Turvey, 1999). Con, surprise, and blitz are three methods of approach that an offender will use to capture his victim.
The two of them are caught up in a case trying to catch a killer who is going off of the 7 deadly sins to set up his murders. Eventually they find out that the killer is Kevin Spacey. They find this out when Kevin Spacey turns himself in. At the time of him turning himself in he
According to R. Bachman & R. K. Schutt Participant observation is a method for gathering date that involves establishing a relationship with people while the go on with their daily life. The second one is focus groups an unstructured group interviews where participates are instructed to discuss among each other a topic of interest. A focus group is a group people that are put together by researchers to answer or discuss a set of question. The group is chosen because they represent a target population. For Example, in criminal Justice the forces group could be from a high crime area with women who have lost child due to the crime in their neighborhoods.
A stalker can be someone you know well or not at all. Most have dated or been involved with the people they stalk. Most stalking cases involve men stalking women, but men do stalk men, women do stalk women, and women do stalk men. 3.4 million people over the age of 18 are stalked each year in the United States.3 in 4 stalking victims are stalked by someone they know. Some stalkers develop an obsession for another person with whom they have no personal relationship.
In it’s simplest definition, victimology is the study of the victim or victims of a particular offender (Wallace & Roberson 2011: 3). However, two other definitions expound deeper into victimology: (1) victimology is the study of crime victims and the psychological effects of being a victim (Def, Random House Dictionary, 2011), and (2) victimology is the study of the ways in which the behavior of crime victims may have or have not contributed to their victimization (Def, Merriam-Webster, 2011). The early works about victims were first written by criminologist, as early as the mid 1700’s. The term victimology was coined by Beniamin Mendelsohn in 1974 (Dussich, 2000). Several criminologist (Hentig, Mendelsohn and Ellenberger) examined victim-offender interactions and stressed reciprocal influences and role reversals.