oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - A profile of the defrauder - a modern Moriarty?
In a publication by Felson (1994:4) on crime and everyday life, the author informs the reader of fallacies about crime. The so-called ingenuity fallacy reflects the general view that criminals are brilliant and daring. An example of such ingenuity is the case of Professor Moriarty - a character in the Arthur Conan Doyle series on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes - who is descriptionbed as an evil and brilliant daredevil, whom Holmes can catch only after an epic struggle.
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