Script Analysis of the Hunting Process of Serial Sex Offenders

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Title Script Analysis of the Hunting Process of Serial Sex Offenders
Author Beauregard, Eric; Proulx, Jean; Rossmo, Kim; Leclerc, Benoit; Allaire, Jean-Francois
Journal Name Criminal Justice and Behavior
Year Published 2007
Place of publication USA
Publisher Sage
Abstract This study identified hunting process scripts in a sample of 361 serial sex crimes committed by 72 serial sex offenders, using multiple correspondence analysis and hierarchical cluster analysis. Three hunting process scripts that take into account both behavioral and geographic aspects of crime were identified. These three scripts included different tracks of the hunting process. The coercive script includes the home-intrusion rape track and the outdoor rape track. The manipulative script includes the sophisticated rape track and the family-infiltrator rape track. The nonpersuasive script includes only the direct action rape track. The theoretical relevance of these three scripts and their practical implications for crime prevention strategies and geographic profiling are discussed.
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Volume 34
Issue Number 8
Page from 1069
Page to 1084
ISSN 0093-8548
Date Accessioned 2008-04-17
Language en_AU
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject PRE2009-Psychology
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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