Victim target networks as solvability factors in serial murder

  title={Victim target networks as solvability factors in serial murder},
  author={Maurice Godwin},
  journal={Social Behavior and Personality},
  • M. Godwin
  • Published 1998
  • Law
  • Social Behavior and Personality
The situational context in which the serial killer targets his victims is critical to understanding the hunting patterns of a predator. However, police and researchers eschew victim target networks (VTN). Rather, their attention is overwhelmingly concerned with the offender's characteristics, As an alternative to traditional police investigations, this paper suggests that by directing attention to victim target networks, inferences about the decision-making process underlying the selection of… 

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