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