Profiling

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House (1997)
Support- British Approach (Bottom-up). Using the SSA showed that different types of **** could be identified by characteristics from the crime scene.
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Britton (1992) and Copson (1995)
Britton sent questionnaires to CID chiefs who reported that profiling was neither accurate nor contributed to arrests. However Copson found that 80% of police officers who had used profiling felt that it provided some useful extra information
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Mokros and Alison (2002)
Used data from 100 UK stranger rapes and found no correlation between demographic factors (age and level of education) and crime scene behaviour. However they did find that there was a link between crimes committed in the day or night.
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Douglas (1981)
Cost-benefit analysis of USA top-down approach to profiling and found that it rarely led directly to the offender- 15/192 cases. However in 77% of the cases it helped narrow down the investigation.
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Holmes and Holmes(1998)
Five fold classification- disorganised killer (frantic, hearing voices, mentally unstable) controlling killer who likes to dominate their victims, lust, mission and hedonistic.
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Canter (2004) - USA to-down approach
However (to Holmes and Holmes 1998), evidence from 100 US serial murders showed that the characteristics of power and control throughout the crime were found in over half of the sample and therefore typical to serial murders.
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Canter and Larkin (1993)
Found that people tend to commit crimes around the area they live instead of commuting. Snook et al (2005) found that 63% of serial murderers don't travel more than 10 km away from their home.
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Lundrigan and Canter (2001)
Found body disposal patterns for serial killers ranged around their home.
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Britton sent questionnaires to CID chiefs who reported that profiling was neither accurate nor contributed to arrests. However Copson found that 80% of police officers who had used profiling felt that it provided some useful extra information

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Britton (1992) and Copson (1995)

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Used data from 100 UK stranger rapes and found no correlation between demographic factors (age and level of education) and crime scene behaviour. However they did find that there was a link between crimes committed in the day or night.

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