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Copycat crime


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.

Copycat Killings | Psychology Today


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 ...


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.

10 Movies Which Unwittingly Inspired Real-Life Crimes


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 ...

Hong Kong murders: The psychology of copycat crime | Features ...


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 ...

How the Media Inspires Mass Shooters | Mother Jones


Oct 6, 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.

Mass Killings Inspire Copycats, Study Finds - NBC News


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

Measuring copycat crime - Crime, Media, Culture - Sage Publications


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 ...

Are the New York Slashings Copycat Crimes? Maybe.


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," ...

Is Breaking Bad really inspiring copycat crime? | Television & radio ...


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 ...

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10 Notable Copycat Killers | HowStuffWorks


Start the Countdown. The term copycat effect was coined after intense coverage of the Jack the Ripper murders spawned similar killings. Apic/Getty Images.

Psychology of Copycat Criminals - New England College


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 ...

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


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