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Constructing a victim profile
Forensic victimology: Examining violent crime victims in investigative and legal contexts
  • Brent E. Turvey, Bond University
Date of this Version
1-1-2009
Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Details
Interim status: Citation only.

Turvey, B. E. (2009). Constructing a victim profile. In B. E. Turvey & W. Petherick (Eds.), Forensic victimology: Examining violent crime victims in investigative and legal contexts (pp. 73-96). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Science.

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2009 HERDC submission. FoR code: 1602

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ISBN
978-0-12-374089-2
Disciplines
Abstract

Extract:
As discussed in Chapter 2, in the study of crime, criminals, and victims, as for any subject, there are two major approaches to research and knowledge building. The first is nomothetic, or the study of the abstract: examining groups and universal laws. The second is idiographic, referring to the study of the concrete: examining individuals and their actual qualities. Idiographic study concentrates on specific cases and the unique traits or functioning of individuals.

Citation Information
Brent E. Turvey. "Constructing a victim profile" 1stAmsterdam, The NetherlandsForensic victimology: Examining violent crime victims in investigative and legal contexts (2009) p. 73 - 96
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