Understanding deception:disentangling skills from conviction

Humphreys, Leslie and Peelo, Moira (2013) Understanding deception:disentangling skills from conviction. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 52 (1). pp. 55-64. ISSN 0265-5527

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Abstract

Deception is often associated with economic gain and white-collar crime. But studying deception highlights the need for criminologists and practitioners to move beyond legal definitions and conviction rates when attempting to achieve depth in understanding criminality, its motivations and possible specialisms. Further, to explore the complexity of deception requires recognition of the range of skills inherent in this modus operandi, which is better recognised as a potentially-criminal tool found in much criminal behaviour. Theories that attempt to explain specialisation need to move on from a focus on crimes committed and give appropriate attention to skills employed

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3308
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code: 65696
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 12 Jul 2013 15:54
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 08:34
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/65696

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