oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The theoretical and operational significance of modus operandi data

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



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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