A copycat crime is a criminal act that is modeled or inspired by a previous crime
that has been reported in the media or described in fiction.
May 11, 2016 ... A recent wave of subway slashings in New York City is an opportunity to examine
the criminology and sociology behind copycat crime.
Jul 27, 2012 ... This disturbing pattern raises many questions about the motives underlying
copycat killings and what, if anything, might be done to prevent ...
Dec 19, 2012 ... We need to figure out how to balance the public interest in learning about a mass
shooting with the public interest in reducing copycat crime.
Jul 2, 2015 ... Police have said so for years and now scientists have measured the effect: Mass
shootings and school attacks do inspire copycats.
Feb 18, 2016 ... "We've seen a high frequency of so many similar events in the past several
months, so I do think we can consider this to be a copycat crime," ...
Jun 5, 2013 ... The issue of copycat crimes inspired by cinema is an ongoing one that has been
with us for decades and it doesn't look as if it will go away any ...
Jul 4, 2013 ... A copycat crime occurs when someone tries to imitate another criminal or style of
The term “copycat crime” implies that the root of a crime can be found in exposure
to a live model or media content concerning a prior crime. The four basic ...
Sep 15, 2015 ... Copycat crimes have not been identified or measured in a coherent manner. To
forward the study of copycat crime, a methodology was ...