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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.

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.

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.

Psychology of Copycat Criminals


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 ...

The Psychology of Copycat Crime | JSTOR Daily


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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

'copycat' crimes? - The Guardian


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?

10 Movies Which Unwittingly Inspired Real-Life Crimes – Page 1


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 ...

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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 ...

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.

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 ...