Victims on the Job: A Criminal Event Perspective on the Dynamics Underlying Physical Violence Against Police Officers

01 October 2021 → 31 October 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Mathematical and quantitative methods not elsewhere classified
    • Causes and prevention of crime
    • Criminological theories
    • Safety, prevention and police
    • Criminology not elsewhere classified
Violent victimization Criminal Event Perspective social network analysis quantitative criminology
Project description

In this study, I use a Criminal Event Perspective to establish the underlying dynamics of physical violence against police officers. To explain this phenomenon, I integrate the interplay between individual characteristics, contextual factors, and their combined impact, with a network approach to include the extent to which physical violence is transmitted within professional social networks.