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An Analysis of Crime Scene Behavior in Korean Homicide.

Authors
  • Sea, Jonghan1
  • Beauregard, Eric1
  • 1 Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. , (Canada)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of interpersonal violence
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2021
Volume
36
Issue
1-2
Pages
184–207
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0886260517724832
PMID: 29294887
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The aim of the current study is to identify themes of crime scene behaviors in a sample of 487 Korean homicides and test whether these themes are linked to offender characteristics. A content analysis of police information was first conducted and then a multidimensional scale approach was used to identify themes in the homicide data. The exploratory thematic structure showed four factors that confirmed the instrumental/expressive themes as being useful in differentiating homicides: sex-arousal, cognitive, overkill-blood, and impulsive. These four themes were compared with the previous themes identified in Western studies of homicide. Finally, the current findings support the idea that there are relationships between crime scene behavior themes in homicide and offender characteristics.

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