Victim careers and 'career victims'? [In: Farrell, G. and Pease, K., eds., Repeat victimisation, Crime Prevention Studies, vol. 12]

Farrell, G., Tseloni, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-6443-7012, Wiersema, B. and Pease, K., 2001. Victim careers and 'career victims'? [In: Farrell, G. and Pease, K., eds., Repeat victimisation, Crime Prevention Studies, vol. 12]. Crime Prevention Studies, 12, pp. 241-254.

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Abstract

Whereas there is a mature body of work examining criminal careers that has been established over the course of several decades, the study of victim careers is in its infancy. While there has been recent growth in the study of repeat victimization, the natural extension of this work into studies of the life course remains to be undertaken. The present paper suggests why the study of victimization over the life course may prove important for criminological theory and practice, and explores ways in which it might be taken forward. A rich vein of criminological enquiry remains to be exploited that promises to inform theories of criminal victimization as well as crime prevention practice. The paper also proposes the utilization of an accelerated longitudinal design to enhance the study of victim careers. Such designs are rich in promise but typically extremely expensive to conduct. In theory, a study of victim careers using such a design may be possible from extant data sources, which would make it cost-effective. However, even if the design proposed herein did not reach its full potential, theory and practice may be greatly informed through the pursuit of a research agenda that incorporates longitudinal studies of victim careers.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Crime Prevention Studies
Creators: Farrell, G., Tseloni, A., Wiersema, B. and Pease, K.
Publisher: Criminal Justice Press
Place of Publication: New York
Date: 2001
Volume: 12
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:11
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:52
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/24052

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