Chapter 30 - Copy - Serial Offenders: Linking Cases by...

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Serial Offenders: Linking Cases by Modus Operandi(M.O) and Signature Intro to Crime Assessment -Modus Operandi (M.O) : describes a certain criminal's way of acting. - Crime Scene Assessment : the method for determining the signature and M.O of a killer. Crime Scene Assessment can: 1. Determine the physical, behavioural, and demographic characteristics of the unknown offender 2. Develope post-offense behaviour of the offender and strategies once the offender is apprehended. 3. Develope interview strategies. 4. Determine the offender's signature. 5. Determine where evidence may be located. Ten categories used to figure out a criminals M.O: 1. Classword: Kind of property attacked 2. Entry: The actual point of entry 3. Means: Whether with implements or tools (such as a ladder) 4. Object: Kind of property taken 5. Time: Not only the time of day but also whether at church time, on market day, meal hours 6. Style: Whether the criminal describes himself as a mechanic, canvasser to gain entrance 7. Tale: Any disclosure as to his alleged business or errand that the criminal may make
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Chapter 30 - Copy - Serial Offenders: Linking Cases by...

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