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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621172
Title:
Can Serial Rapists be Distinguished from One-off Rapists?
Authors:
Slater, Chelsea; Woodhams, Jessica; Hamilton-Giachritsis, Catherine
Abstract:
There 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.
Citation:
Can Serial Rapists be Distinguished from One-off Rapists? 2014, 32 (2):220 Behavioral Sciences & the Law
Journal:
Behavioral Sciences & the Law
Issue Date:
Mar-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621172
DOI:
10.1002/bsl.2096
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/bsl.2096
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
07353936
Sponsors:
University of Birmingham
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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dc.contributor.authorSlater, Chelseaen
dc.contributor.authorWoodhams, Jessicaen
dc.contributor.authorHamilton-Giachritsis, Catherineen
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-13T10:54:11Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-13T10:54:11Z-
dc.date.issued2014-03-
dc.identifier.citationCan Serial Rapists be Distinguished from One-off Rapists? 2014, 32 (2):220 Behavioral Sciences & the Lawen
dc.identifier.issn07353936-
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.en
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Birminghamen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/bsl.2096en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Behavioral Sciences & the Lawen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectserialen
dc.subjectsingletonen
dc.subjectsingleen
dc.subjectrapeen
dc.subjectcrime scene behaviouren
dc.titleCan Serial Rapists be Distinguished from One-off Rapists?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalBehavioral Sciences & the Lawen
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-
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