Dr Stephanie Fohring

Lecturer in Criminology

Napier University


Stephanie is a Lecturer in Criminology at Edinburgh Napier University where she teaches victimology and a number of other topics on both the BA criminology and the MSc in Applied criminology and forensic Psychology. Prior to beginning at Napier, Stephanie completed a British Academy Post-Doctoral fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, where she also completed her PhD.

Stephanie’s research surrounds victims of crime, and is primarily concerned with issues surrounding victim labelling, psychological responses to victimisation, and (non)involvement with the criminal justice system. Other emerging areas of interest include vicarious or secondary trauma and post-traumatic growth.

Keywords: Victim, victim services and victim rights, trauma, reporting, criminal justice

Relevant Publications

Fohring, S. (2015) Coping with Victimisation: Trauma and the Criminal Justice Researcher. Scottish Justice Matters, Vol 3(2), p25.

Fohring, S. (2015) An integrated model of victimisation as an explanation of non-involvement with the criminal justice system. The International Review of Victimology, Vol. 21(1) 45–70.

Fohring, S. (2014) Putting a Face on the Dark Figure: Describing Victims Who Don’t Report Crime. Temida, Vol 17(4), 102-120.



Phone Number:
0131 455 3346

Napier University

School of Life, Sport and Social Science
Sighthill Campus
9 Sighthill Court
Edinburgh Napier University
EH11 4BN

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