Offender Characteristics : A study of 23 Violent Offenders in Sweden

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Offender Characteristics : A study of 23 Violent Offenders in Sweden
Author Khoshnood, Ardavab ; Väfors Fritz, Marie
Date 2016
English abstract
Twenty-three offenders convicted of homicide or attempted murder/manslaughter, and their respective crimes, were examined to identify any common characteristics. Court documents were assessed, and the most prominent information of the offenders was that they were often single, most of them had no psychiatric diagnoses, the most frequent modus operandi was a knife or sharp weapon (although firearms resulted in more homicides), and the most common homicide typology was domestic disputes, and disputes between friends or acquaintances. Based on a cluster analysis, two profiles emerged: one with so-called traditional criminals and another profile over-represented with offenders who commit domestic crimes.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2016.1196957 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Tylor & Francis
Host/Issue Deviant Behavior;2
Volume 38
ISSN 0163-9625
Pages 141-153
Language eng (iso)
Subject Offender
Characteristic
modus operandi
homicide typology
profile
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/21714 Permalink to this page
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