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Copycat crime - Wikipedia

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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.

The Psychology of Copycat Crime | JSTOR Daily

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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.

10 Notable Copycat Killers | HowStuffWorks

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Copycat killings add another knot to the tangle -- these are murders committed in a way that was already established by a previous murder committed by another ...

Mass Killings Inspire Copycats, Study Finds - NBC News

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Jul 2, 2015 ... Police have said so for years and now scientists have measured the effect: Mass shootings and school attacks do inspire copycats.

Psychology of Copycat Criminals

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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 ...

Copycat crime | Define Copycat crime at Dictionary.com

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Copycat Killings | Psychology Today

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Jul 27, 2012 ... This disturbing pattern raises many questions about the motives underlying copycat killings and what, if anything, might be done to prevent ...

The Media Needs to Stop Inspiring Copycat Murders. Here's How ...

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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.

Psychology for Growth Copycat crimes: Why do they happen ...

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Jul 4, 2013 ... A copycat crime occurs when someone tries to imitate another criminal or style of crime.

Are the New York Slashings Copycat Crimes? Maybe.

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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," ...