John Duffy - Railway Rapist

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What did this case involve?
24 sexual assaults near railways in North London and 3 murders between 1982 and 1986.
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What was the point in Canter's profile about where he lived?
Lived in area near to 1st crime. Characteristics of offender says lived in area suggested.
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What was a point in Canter's profile about who he lives with?
Probably lives with woman. He was recently separated from his wife.
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Describe suggestions of age
Aged mid to late 20's. He was aged late 20's.
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What handed did it suggest he would be?
Right handed. He was.
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What job was it suggested John had?
Semi-skilled or skilled job with weekend work but isolated work. He was a travelling carpenter.
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What did Canter's profile say he would have knowledge about?
Would have knowledge of railways. He worked for British Rail.
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What did Canter's profile say about a previous criminal record?
He would have a previous criminal record for violence. He had ***** his wife at knifepoint.
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Describe his friendships on Canter's profile
Loner, with few friends. He only had 2 male friends, 1 of whom was his co-offender David Mulcahy.
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What did Canter's profile say about his height?
Physically small with feelings of unattractiveness. He was 5 feet 4 inches.
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What did Canter's profile say about his interests?
Would have an interest in martial arts. He was a member of a martial arts club.
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What did Canter's profile say about his views on women?
He needs to dominate women. He attacked his wife.
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What did Canter's profile say he would fantasise about?
Fantasise about **** and *******. He tied up his wife before sex.
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What was it said he had a fascination for?
Would have fascination for weapons, especially swords and knives. He had kung fu weapons at home.
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Describe his other fantasises
He had fantasies about s.x and violence. He had hard-core po..rn videos.
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What was it said he would keep?
Would keep souvenirs from crimes. He had 33 door keys from victims.
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What did all of the crimes show signs of?
Signs of being committed by the same individual/individuals.
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What were the 1st attacks?
First attacks were rapes. Thought to have been the work of 2 offenders together.
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Who was John Duffy helped by?
David Mulcahy
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What was Canter able to do by drawing on his study of details of the crimes and geographical profiling techniques?
Able to analyse the details and drew up a profile that was to prove remarkably accurate.
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Why was Duffy already on a police database?
He had been interviewed in connection with an attack on his ex-wife.
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How many people were linked to the crime and how?
Duffy was one of 2000 people linked to the crime by blood group.
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What led to his arrest?
Canter's geographical profiling.
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