Copycat Crime

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Any crime inspired by, and committed in the wake of, another crime—e.g., massacre, suicide, bombing, suicide bombing
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Of course, it won't prevent these attacks, but it will hopefully deter those sick enough to want to reproduce them and reduce the risk of copycat crimes.
The authors explore prolonged 24/7 media coverage of mass shootings and concerns of copycat crimes.
Police were so concerned about copycat crimes that they stopped releasing any public information when a hoax occurred.
In the latest of a string of copycat crimes following the criminal in New Mexico who broke into actor Bryan Cranston's car and stole a script for his hit drama Breaking Bad, a thief in Burbank this morning broke into a car belonging to a staff writer on the CW's The Carrie Diaries, and stole a copy of the show's season finale, only to return it hours later with extensive notes.
The range of threats that can exploit these vulnerabilities is enormous, stemming from possible terrorist activities, sabotage, espionage, industrial or national competition, copycat crimes, mechanical malfunctions, and human error.
Given that the media attention the threats have garnered has, according to officials on multiple campuses, also stirred concern about (and possibly already prompted) copycat crimes, it is perhaps appropriate that September happens to be National Preparedness Month.
The attacks do not appear to reflect rising Islamophobia, however, so much as copycat crimes by teenagers and the disoriented.
After two very successful series investigating copycat crimes that echoed those of Jack The Ripper and the Kray twins, Detective Inspector Joseph Chandler (Penry-Jones), and his sidekicks DS Ray Miles (Phil Davies) and Edward Buchan (Steve Pemberton) are back to tackle more.
But in the weeks following the controversial film's release, a flood of apparent copycat crimes began to emerge.
There's his battle to convict smoothtalking career criminal Gerry Berland (Adrian Dunbar), the added puzzle of a hit-and-run accident as well as the spate of copycat crimes which appear to be targeting Frost himself as his past catches up with him.
Gardai have warned they are on the lookout for any copycat crimes.
These things are often copycat crimes and we want to make the voice of Huddersfield very clear: we take respect for the dead very seriously.