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dc.contributor.authorTonkin, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorWoodhams, Jessica
dc.contributor.authorBull, Ray
dc.contributor.authorBond, John W.
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Emma J.
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-06T13:30:51Z
dc.date.available2016-07-06T13:30:51Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationTOnkin, M. et al (2011) Linking different types of crime using geographical and temporal proximity, Criminal Justice and Behavior, 38 (11):1069en
dc.identifier.issn0093-8548
dc.identifier.issn1552-3594
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0093854811418599
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/615654
dc.description.abstractIn the absence of forensic evidence (such as DNA or fingerprints), offender behavior can be used to identify crimes that have been committed by the same person (referred to as behavioral case linkage). The current study presents the first empirical test of whether it is possible to link different types of crime using simple aspects of offender behavior. The discrimination accuracy of the kilometer distance between offense locations (the intercrime distance) and the number of days between offenses (temporal proximity) was examined across a range of crimes, including violent, sexual, and property-related offenses. Both the intercrime distance and temporal proximity were able to achieve statistically significant levels of discrimination accuracy that were comparable across and within crime types and categories. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed and recommendations made for future research.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://cjb.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/0093854811418599en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Criminal Justice and Behavioren
dc.subjectCrimeen
dc.subjectprofilingen
dc.titleLinking different types of crime using geographical and temporal proximityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Leicesteren
dc.identifier.journalCriminal Justice and Behavioren
html.description.abstractIn the absence of forensic evidence (such as DNA or fingerprints), offender behavior can be used to identify crimes that have been committed by the same person (referred to as behavioral case linkage). The current study presents the first empirical test of whether it is possible to link different types of crime using simple aspects of offender behavior. The discrimination accuracy of the kilometer distance between offense locations (the intercrime distance) and the number of days between offenses (temporal proximity) was examined across a range of crimes, including violent, sexual, and property-related offenses. Both the intercrime distance and temporal proximity were able to achieve statistically significant levels of discrimination accuracy that were comparable across and within crime types and categories. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed and recommendations made for future research.


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