Looting In Disaster: A General Profile Of Victimization
Wilson, Elizabeth A.
Disaster Research Center
This paper reports on one part of a much larger study we are undertaking on looting in disasters. In that effort we are examining conceptual and theoretical issues with respect to looting, and the empirical findings about the phenomena; essentially we are attempting to bring together the first complete and systematic statement about the topic. However, in this particular report we only discuss an almost unexplored specific question within the larger topic, namely, who are the disaster victims who claim they were subjected to looting. We present some possible answers to the question, bring to bear through a secondary data anlysis some previously unexamined research results, and attempt to draw some conclusions from our exercise.
Victimization , Looting