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Influential Factors on Serial Homicide Time Intervals

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Cooling-off periods are a key component in serial homicide and are stated to be the time it takes the offender to return to a normal way of living between homicides. If the clinical aspect of cooling-off periods is removed, these episodes are aptly termed time intervals between homicides. This reconceptualization of cooling-off periods enables researchers to focus on external factors and does not rely upon offender interviews. Time intervals may fluctuate as a result of the choices the offender makes between each offense. Of interest is the offender’s method of acquiring victims and the type that are selected. Factors such as the offender’s travel distance to each homicide, the offender’s travel plan and the offender’s victim selection choice may influence time interval length. Additionally, it is posited that working in tandem with the offender’s search and victim selection method is his/her level of social involvement. This refers to social elements present in the offender’s life (e.g., occupational obligations and marriage status). The objective of the study is to 1) determine if travel distance influences serial homicide time intervals, 2) determine if victim selection influences serial homicide time intervals, and 3) determine if social involvement influences serial homicide time intervals.
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Osborne, Jeffery., Horning, Amber. and Salfati, C.. "Influential Factors on Serial Homicide Time Intervals" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 03, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p379490_index.html>

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Osborne, J. R., Horning, A. and Salfati, C. G. , 2009-11-03 "Influential Factors on Serial Homicide Time Intervals" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p379490_index.html

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Abstract: Cooling-off periods are a key component in serial homicide and are stated to be the time it takes the offender to return to a normal way of living between homicides. If the clinical aspect of cooling-off periods is removed, these episodes are aptly termed time intervals between homicides. This reconceptualization of cooling-off periods enables researchers to focus on external factors and does not rely upon offender interviews. Time intervals may fluctuate as a result of the choices the offender makes between each offense. Of interest is the offender’s method of acquiring victims and the type that are selected. Factors such as the offender’s travel distance to each homicide, the offender’s travel plan and the offender’s victim selection choice may influence time interval length. Additionally, it is posited that working in tandem with the offender’s search and victim selection method is his/her level of social involvement. This refers to social elements present in the offender’s life (e.g., occupational obligations and marriage status). The objective of the study is to 1) determine if travel distance influences serial homicide time intervals, 2) determine if victim selection influences serial homicide time intervals, and 3) determine if social involvement influences serial homicide time intervals.


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