oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The theoretical and operational significance of modus operandi data
|Article Title||The theoretical and operational significance of modus operandi data|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Criminology: Police Science, University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1992|
|Pages||44 - 48|
|Keyword(s)||Criminal's modus operandi, Desires, Environmental factors, Evidential potentialities, Experience, Knowledge, Needs, Opportunity, Physical qualities, Precipitation, Predispotion, Psychophysical factors, Rationale for study and Situation|
The crime causation hypothesis is generally used in policing as a theoretical framework to explain general criminal behaviour (Prinsloo 1991 :37). Crime is defined as the result of interaction between a desire to commit crime and the belief that an opportunity exists.
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