A behavior analytic perspective on victimology

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The field of victimology has become an area of serious scientific enquiry only recently and now attracts a wide range of theories from within multiple disciplines. In this paper the contribution that the science of behavior analysis can make to the conceptualization of the field is explored by investigating what makes people vulnerable to becoming victims or indeed perpetrators of violence and by examining why some people who have experienced violent incidents become victims while others grow to be survivors. A behavior analytic perspective sheds new light on these issues. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)(journal abstract)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameInternational Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy


  • 3230:Behavior Disorders & Antisocial Behavior
  • Crime Victims
  • Female
  • Human
  • Male
  • Northern Ireland
  • Victimization
  • article
  • behavior analysis
  • perpetrators
  • survivors
  • victimology
  • victims
  • violence


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