Rupert Heritage's research while affiliated with University of Surrey and other places

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The extrapolation of characteristics of criminals from information about their crimes, as an aid to police investigation, is the essence of ‘profiling'. This paper proposes that for such extrapolations to be more than educated guesses they must be based upon knowledge of (1) coherent consistencies in criminal behaviour and (2) the relationship thos...


... Sexual offenses are most often differentiated and classified based on motivation (Groth & Burgess, 1977;Knight & Prentky, 1990;Reid et al., 2014) or behavior (Canter & Heritage, 1990;Salfati & Taylor, 2006;Sorochinski & Salfati, 2017. While TFSV is a novel mode of sexual offending, we argue that it is similar enough to other types of sexual offenses that past classification models could be similarly applicable. ...