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.
Jul 27, 2012 ... This disturbing pattern raises many questions about the motives underlying
copycat killings and what, if anything, might be done to prevent ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 15, 2015 ... Copycat crimes have not been identified or measured in a coherent manner. To
forward the study of copycat crime, a methodology was ...
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," ...
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 ...