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.
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 ...
In the beginning of Loren Coleman's important new book, THE COPYCAT
EFFECT How .... The phenomenon then jumped the oceans and mass school
Jul 4, 2013 ... A copycat crime occurs when someone tries to imitate another criminal or style of
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 ...
Crime ... Copycat Killers is a true crime TV series that tells stories of real crimes
that were inspired by major motion pictures and television. These real killers
bring the ...
Nov 4, 2014 ... Whether the murders by Jutting are 'copycat' killings remains to be ... by
committing heinous crimes, copycat killers believe they may end up ...
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 ...