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dc.contributor.authorSlater, Chelsea
dc.contributor.authorWoodhams, Jessica
dc.contributor.authorHamilton-Giachritsis, Catherine
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-13T10:54:11Z
dc.date.available2018-03-13T10:54:11Z
dc.date.issued2014-03
dc.identifier.citationSlater, C., Woodhams, J., & Hamilton-Giachritsis, C. (2014). Can serial rapists be distinguished from one-off rapists?. Behavioral sciences & the law, 32 (2), pp 220-239.
dc.identifier.issn0735-3936
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/bsl.2096
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621172
dc.description.abstractThere are investigative advantages to being able to determine early in a police investigation whether a rape has been committed by a serial or one-off rapist. Previous research has found some differences in the crime-scene behaviours of serial and one-off rapists, however, this research suffers from the limitation of utilising a sample of rapes within which there was a mixture of victim-offender relationships. To address this limitation, this study sampled 38 serial (two or more convictions) and 50 one-off (one conviction) stranger rapists and compared their crime scene behaviour across four domains (control, sex, escape and style behaviours). Serial and one-off rapists differed in some control and sexual behaviours; in particular, in the type of victim targeted, the offence locations, methods of control and the sexual acts forced upon the victim. However, the results did not indicate a striking difference in the offending behaviour of the two groups. The implications of these findings for criminal investigations are discussed.
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Birmingham
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/bsl.2096
dc.subjectserial
dc.subjectsingleton
dc.subjectsingle
dc.subjectrape
dc.subjectcrime scene behaviour
dc.titleCan Serial Rapists be Distinguished from One-off Rapists?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalBehavioral Sciences & the Law
dc.contributor.institutionChelsea Slater, School of Psychology, Frankland Building; University of Birmingham; Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT UK
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Birmingham; UK
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Birmingham; UK
dc.source.volume32
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage220
dc.source.endpage239
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-18T13:47:49Z
html.description.abstractThere are investigative advantages to being able to determine early in a police investigation whether a rape has been committed by a serial or one-off rapist. Previous research has found some differences in the crime-scene behaviours of serial and one-off rapists, however, this research suffers from the limitation of utilising a sample of rapes within which there was a mixture of victim-offender relationships. To address this limitation, this study sampled 38 serial (two or more convictions) and 50 one-off (one conviction) stranger rapists and compared their crime scene behaviour across four domains (control, sex, escape and style behaviours). Serial and one-off rapists differed in some control and sexual behaviours; in particular, in the type of victim targeted, the offence locations, methods of control and the sexual acts forced upon the victim. However, the results did not indicate a striking difference in the offending behaviour of the two groups. The implications of these findings for criminal investigations are discussed.


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