Finnish Bomb Threats: Offence and Offender Characteristics

@article{Hkknen2006FinnishBT,
  title={Finnish Bomb Threats: Offence and Offender Characteristics},
  author={Helin{\"a} H{\"a}kk{\"a}nen},
  journal={International Journal of Police Science \& Management},
  year={2006},
  volume={8},
  pages={1 - 8}
}
  • H. Häkkänen
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Police Science & Management
The current explorative study explored the offence and offender characteristics in Finnish bomb threats (N = 69). The results showed that the bomb threats were most frequently targeted at restaurants and shopping centres. The offenders almost exclusively used telephones in communicating their threats. Most frequently, it was their own, recognisable phone number. The bomb threats were usually direct and contained very little information. In 29% of the cases, the offender had been at the target… 

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