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.
Start the Countdown. The term copycat effect was coined after intense coverage
of the Jack the Ripper murders spawned similar killings. Apic/Getty Images.
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.
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 ...
Though the term copycat crime was coined following grisly attempts to mimic the
crimes of London's Jack the Ripper, criminal imitation has likely been around ...
Nov 4, 2014 ... Whether the murders by Jutting are 'copycat' killings remains to be determined,
but there are dozens of other cases where copycat killings have ...
Sep 29, 2014 ... A series of prosecutions has put the US television series in the dock for inspiring
criminal behaviour. It's not the first show or film to be acccused ...
Jul 21, 2012 ... Was the mask inspired by the film's villain, Bane? And if so, are we to see a
revival of the debate about copycat crimes and the cinema?
This section contains articles on crimes or anti-social behaviour that may have
been inspired by various forms of entertainment -- television shows, video games
Oct 5, 2015 ... And 6 things it can do to help prevent copycat attacks. ... of Investigation has
been studying what motivates people to carry out these crimes.