Predicting presence of offender's criminal record from antisocial lifestyle indicators of homicide victims

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Publikationens författare: Santtila P, Runtti M, Mokros A
Publiceringsår: 2004
Tidskrift: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Tidskriftsakronym: J Interpers Violence
Volym: 19
Nummer: 5
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 541
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 557
ISSN: 0886-2605


The aim of the present study is to explore the possibility of predicting the presence of a criminal record in the background of a homicide offender on the basis of victim characteristics. Eight victim characteristics, as well as the presence or absence of offender criminal record and offender violent criminal record, were coded for 502 Finnish homicides. A configural frequency analysis (CFA) showed that it was possible to predict the presence of a criminal record on the basis of the victim variables. The practical significance of the results for police investigations is discussed.

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