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Hiding in Plain Sight

Deceptive Tactics and the Criminal Victimization Process

Authors: Kenny, James F.

  • Presents victimization as the final step in a long process of testing and manipulation of the victim by the aggressor
    Explores the ways aggressors evaluate potential victims to increase their chances of success
    Suggests approaches general readers can take to reduce the chances of victimization

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About this book

This book examines the role of deceptive tactics in the criminal victimization process, showing how various forms of manipulative aggression can help disguise dangerous advances. The author approaches crime victimization as the final stage in a purposeful, predictable, dynamic, and progressively dangerous process involving interactions between the target and the aggressor.  As they prepare for the attack, aggressors may attempt to distract, confuse, and reduce target resistance. While these tactics provide aggressors certain advantages, they can be recognized, anticipated, and managed.  By presenting a framework to identify behaviors of concern early in the process, Kenny shows how preventative action can be taken. Proactive intervention may cause aggressors to withdraw before they are fully committed to and confident in their ability to be successful. Those who take steps to reduce vulnerabilities, limit risky behaviors, and avoid dangerous situations can help prevent themselves from being victimized.

About the authors

James Kenny is Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA, where he teaches courses on Criminology, Victimology, Risk Reduction, Public Policy, Juvenile Delinquency, White Collar Crime, and Criminal Justice.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hiding in Plain Sight
Book Subtitle
Deceptive Tactics and the Criminal Victimization Process
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26867-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26867-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26866-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 194
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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