Dr Claire Ferguson

Lecturer - School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences

Claire Ferguson

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Honours Psychology), University of Western Ontario; Masters in Criminology, PhD in Criminology, Bond University in Australia

Teaching Areas

Supervision Areas

Policing, crime scene staging, false reporting, crime reconstruction, criminal profiling, criminal investigation, criminal motivations, crime and deviance, crime analysis, forensic victimology, crime prevention, forensic psychology, forensic criminology, forensic science and criminal law

Research Interests

Dr. Ferguson is a Lecturer, researcher and consultant in forensic criminology. Her doctorate (2010) was an analysis of staged crime scenes in homicide cases internationally. This project was the only systematic review of these types of cases to ever be conducted and was viewed with great esteem in the criminological community. Dr. Ferguson has been nominated for the 'Excellence in Teaching and Learning' award and the 'UniJobs Lecturer of the Year' award by her students. Along with teaching, she has also participated in several large scale research ventures involving teams of researchers, complex methodologies and competitive national grants. Two have led to significant policy implications in Queensland. In recent years, Dr. Ferguson has worked as a researcher and Project Manager for the Australian Centre for Arson Research and Treatment (ACART), assisting with development and piloting the only evidence-based firesetter treatment program for adults in the country.

Publications

Doley, R. Gannon, A. Ferguson, C., and Brooks, N. (2012) Antisocial Personality Disorder and Therapeutic Justice Court Programs. Journal of Judicial Administration, 15(2), p. 99-115

Ferguson, C. (2014). Staged Crime Scenes: Literature and Types. In Petherick, W. A. (ed.). Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling. (3rd ed.). Boston: Andersen

Ferguson, C. (2014). Investigative relevance in criminal profiling. In Petherick, W. A. (ed.). Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling. (3rd ed.). Boston: Andersen Publishing, due for publication 2012

Petherick, W., & Ferguson, C. (2014). Behavioural Consistency and the Homology Assumption. In Petherick, W. A. (ed.). Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling. (3rd ed.). Boston: Andersen

Petherick, W.A. And Ferguson, C.E. (2012). Understanding Victim Behaviour through Offender Behaviour Typologies. In Coventry, G. & Shircore, M. (2012), 5th Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference: Proceedings of an international conference held in Cairns Queensland, 7-8 July, 2011 (pp. 100-109). Townsville QLD: James Cook University.

Petherick, W. and Ferguson, C. (2012). Criminal Profiling and the Homology Assumption, in F. Almeida & M. Paulino (Eds.). Psicologia Forense. Lisboa: LIDEL Turvey, B. E., Petherick, W. A. and Ferguson, C. E. (Eds) (2010). Forensic Criminology. Boston: Academic Press.

Ferguson, C. E. and Petherick, W. A. (2010). Criminal Profiling. In Turvey, B. E., Petherick, W. A. & Ferguson, C. E. (Eds) (2010). Forensic Criminology. Boston: Academic Press.

Petherick, W. A. and Ferguson, C. E. (2010). Ethics and the Forensic Criminologist. In Turvey, B. E., Petherick, W. A. & Ferguson, C. E. (Eds) (2010). Forensic Criminology. Boston: Academic Press.

Ferguson, C. E. (2010). Forensic Criminology Instructor's Manual for Turvey, B. E., Petherick, W. A. & Ferguson, C. E. (Eds) (2010). Forensic Criminology. Boston: Academic Press.

Petherick, W. A., & Ferguson, C. E. (Eds) (2009). Crime and Deviance. Sitka: Forensic Press

Petherick, W. A., & Ferguson, C. E. (2009). An Introduction to Crime and Deviance. In Petherick, W. A & Ferguson, C. E. (2009). Crime and Deviance. Sitka: Forensic Press

Turvey, B. E., McGrath, M., & Ferguson, C. E. (2009). The False Allegation: A construct of Deviance. In Petherick, W. A & Ferguson, C. E. (2009). Crime and Deviance. Sitka: Forensic Press

Ferguson, C. E. (2009).Intimate Partner Violence and Homicide. In Petherick, W. A & Ferguson, C. E. (2009). Crime and Deviance. Sitka: Forensic Press

Ferguson, C. E. (2009). Assault. In Petherick, W. A & Ferguson, C. E. (2009). Crime and Deviance. Sitka: Forensic Press

Ferguson, C. E. & Kreeger, J. (2009). Arson in Australia. In Petherick, W. A & Ferguson, C. E. (2009). Crime and Deviance. Sitka: Forensic Press

Petherick, W., & Ferguson, C. (2009). Behavioural Consistency and the Homology Assumption. In Petherick, W. A. (ed.). Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling. (2nd ed.). Boston: Academic Press.

Ferguson, C. (2009). Investigative relevance in criminal profiling. In Petherick, W. A. (ed.). Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling. (2nd ed.). Boston: Academic Press.

Ferguson, C. and Turvey, B. E. (2008). Victimology: A brief history with an introduction to forensic victimology. In Turvey, B. E., & Petherick, W. A. (eds.). Forensic Victimology: Examining Violent Crime Victims in Investigative and Legal Contexts. Boston: Academic Press

Ferguson, C. and Turvey B. (2008). Victimology at Trial. In Turvey, B. E. and Petherick, W. A. (eds.). Forensic Victimology: Examining Violent Crime Victims in Investigative and Legal Contexts. Boston: Academic Press