|Event Name||Beyond incidents and individuals: psychology in victimology|
|Start Date||4th Feb 2014 12:30pm|
|End Date||4th Feb 2014 1:30pm|
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Date: 4th February 2014, 12.30-1.30pm, Ken Mason Suite, School of Law, University of Edinburgh
Speaker: Dr Stephanie Fohring, Research Fellow, School of Law, University of Edinburgh
Title: Beyond incidents and individuals: psychology in victimology
Abstract: Much research into the experiences of crime victims is conducted using large scale, nationally representative surveys which have the unfortunate tendency to reduce victim experience to a number of 'yes' or 'no' responses to a predetermined set of questions. Although such data can be hugely informative, it may also obscure significant factors relevant to victim decision making and behaviour, particularly so regarding the decision to become involved with formal avenues of justice. This research, to the contrary, goes beyond the binary by introducing, and empirically supporting, social psychological theory as a means of understanding low levels of involvement with the criminal justice system.