AN INVESTIGATION OF SCRIPTS IN THE HUNTING PROCESS OF SERIAL SEX OFFENDERS: IMPLICATIONS FOR GEOGRAPHIC PROFILING. Eric Beauregard, Ph.D. Department of Criminology, University of South Florida Jean Proulx, Ph.D. School of Criminology, University of Montreal & Kim Rossmo, Ph.D.
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Eric Beauregard, Ph.D.
Department of Criminology, University of South Florida
Jean Proulx, Ph.D.
School of Criminology, University of Montreal
Kim Rossmo, Ph.D.
Criminal Justice Department, Texas State University
8th International Investigative Psychology Conference
Perpetrators, Profiling, Policing: Theory and Practice
December 15-16, 2005, The Keyworth Centre London Southbank University London, UK
4 victim search methods:
Hunter: crimes within his city of residence - set out from their home base - search in the area within their awareness space;
Poacher:travel outside his city of residence, or by operating from an activity node other than his home base;
Troller: encounters his victims in the course of routine activities - crimes are often spontaneous, but they may in some cases have fantasized about or planned their offences, and so are ready when opportunities present themselves;
Trapper: occupation or position which brings potential victims to them, or use subterfuge to entice suitable victims into their home or to a location they control.
3 attack methods:
Raptor: attacks his victims almost immediately upon encountering them;
Stalker: follows or watches his victim, and waits for an opportune moment to attack.
Ambusher: attacks are committed at locations at which the offender has a great deal of control, such as his residence or workplace.
Cornish (1994) proposed the concept of CRIME SCRIPTS to:
AIM OF THE STUDY:
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Eric Beauregard, Ph.D.
Department of Criminology
University of South Florida
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