Interactions between long-term hostages and their hostages takers is under theorized in criminology. Dr. Gilmer and Dr. Dewey explore testimonials by former Somali piracy hostages to better understand how hostages experience captivity aboard vessels anchored off the coast of Somalia. Their findings reveal that ‘death’ is experienced by hostages as a state of being, an ever present threat, and a disciplinary force. This article is available to read from The International Review of Victimology
In the Media
Dr. Adam Lankford recently published a study on the 2016 Dallas and Baton Rouge cop killers, who committed two of the worst targeted attacks on American police officers in recent history — within eleven days of each other.