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describe the characteristics of a disorganised criminal
moment of passion, using whatever is at hand, may leave more evidence at the scene, less intelligent
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describe the characteristics of a organised criminal
orderly, plan crime, use of restraints - total control, verbal approach with victims, leaves little evidence
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what did Canter want to test
the reliability of organised and disorganised criminals
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what was the methodology
content analysis using psychometric method of multi dimensional scaling, applied to 100 cases,
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where did the 100 cases from
published accounts of serial accounts in the USA, cross- checked with court reports, the 3rd crime of each criminal was researched
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what was used to classify the crimes
crime classification manual
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what were the key results
twice as many disorganised crimes scenes identified, suggesting disorganised crimes are easier to identify/ more common
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what 2 key behaviours occurred in the organised crimes above chance and at what level
body concealed 70% of cases, sexual activity occurred in 75% of cases
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what were the results from small space analysis
failed to separate 2 sets of variables
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what did canter conclude
there isn't really a distinctive disorganised or organised criminal
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