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Copycat crime

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A copycat crime is a criminal act that is modeled or inspired by a previous crime. [1]

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Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States.

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Attack the Gas Station

Attack the Gas Station! (주유소 습격 사건) is a 1999 Korean crime-comedy film directed by Kim Sang-jin and written by Park Jung-woo.

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Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

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Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is an American neo-Western crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan.

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Chicago Tylenol murders

The Chicago Tylenol murders were a series of poisoning deaths resulting from drug tampering in the Chicago metropolitan area in 1982.

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Copycat (film)

Copycat is a 1995 American psychological thriller directed by Jon Amiel and starring Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter and Dermot Mulroney.

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Copycat suicide

A copycat suicide is defined as an emulation of another suicide that the person attempting suicide knows about either from local knowledge or due to accounts or depictions of the original suicide on television and in other media.

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Crime mapping

Crime mapping is used by analysts in law enforcement agencies to map, visualize, and analyze crime incident patterns.

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A cyanide is a chemical compound that contains the group C≡N.

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Detention (2011 film)

Detention is a 2012 American satirical horror film directed by Joseph Kahn, and co-written with Mark Palermo.

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Dunblane massacre

The Dunblane school massacre took place at Dunblane Primary School near Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland, on 13 March 1996, when Thomas Hamilton shot 16 children and one teacher dead before killing himself.

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Fear of crime

The fear of crime refers to the fear of being a victim of crime as opposed to the actual probability of being a victim of crime.

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Fight Club

Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk.

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Friday the 13th (1980 film)

Friday the 13th is a 1980 American slasher film produced and directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller.

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Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (also known as Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning) is a 1985 American slasher film directed by Danny Steinmann, and starring Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, and Shavar Ross.

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, known in Japan as, is a Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G and based on Masamune Shirow's manga Ghost in the Shell.

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Gun violence

Gun-related violence is violence committed with the use of a gun (firearm or small arm).

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Hate crime

A hate crime (also known as a bias-motivated crime or bias crime) is a prejudice-motivated crime which occurs when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her membership (or perceived membership) in a certain social group or race.

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Heriberto Seda

Heriberto "Eddie" Seda (born July 31, 1967) is an American serial killer who struck New York City from 1990 to 1993.

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Hotline Miami

Hotline Miami is a top-down shooter video game by Jonatan Söderström and Dennis Wedin, collectively known as Dennaton Games.

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is a top-down shooter video game co-developed by Dennaton Games and Abstraction Games, and published by Devolver Digital.

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Insanity defense

The insanity defense, also known as the mental disorder defense, is a defense by excuse in a criminal case, arguing that the defendant is not responsible for his or her actions due to an episodic or persistent psychiatric disease at the time of the criminal act.

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Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper is the best-known name for an unidentified serial killer generally believed to have been active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888.

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Jason Voorhees

Jason Voorhees is the main character from the ''Friday the 13th'' series.

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Jesse Pinkman

Jesse Bruce Pinkman is a supporting character in the television series Breaking Bad, played by Aaron Paul.

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Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri.

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Loren Coleman

Loren Coleman (born July 12, 1947) is an American cryptozoologist who has written over 40 books on a number of topics, including cryptozoology.

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Martin Bryant

Martin John Bryant (born 7 May 1967) is an Australian man who is known for murdering 35 people and injuring 23 others in the Port Arthur massacre, one of the world's deadliest shooting sprees, in Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia between 28–29 April 1996.

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Media literacy

Media literacy encompasses the practices that allow people to access, critically evaluate, and create media.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces.

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Methamphetamine (contracted from) is a potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that is mainly used as a recreational drug and less commonly as a second-line treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obesity.

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A murder–suicide is an act in which an individual kills one or more other persons before killing themselves.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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Pamela Voorhees

Pamela Voorhees is a fictional character in the Friday the 13th films and the main antagonist of the original ''Friday the 13th'', in which she was known simply as Mrs.

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Port Arthur massacre (Australia)

The Port Arthur massacre of 28–29 April 1996 was a mass shooting in which 35 people were killed and 23 wounded in Port Arthur, Tasmania.

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Research on the effects of violence in mass media

The studys of violence in mass media analyzes the degree of correlation between themes of violence in media sources (particularly violence in video games, television and films) with real-world aggression and violence over time.

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Russian mafia

Russian organized crime or Russian mafia, sometimes referred to as Bratva ("brotherhood"), is a collective of various organized crime elements originating in the former Soviet Union.

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City (often shortened to Salt Lake and abbreviated as SLC) is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah.

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Saw (2004 film)

Saw is a 2004 American horror film directed by James Wan.

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Scream (1996 film)

Scream is a 1996 American slasher film directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson.

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Scream (franchise)

Scream is an American horror franchise created by Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven.

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Sex and the law

Sex and the law deals with the regulation by law of human sexual activity.

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Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster, Inc., a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, is an American publishing company founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard Simon and Max Schuster.

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Social policy

Social policy is a term which is applied to various areas of policy, usually within a governmental or political setting (such as the welfare state and study of social services).

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Spree killer

A spree killer is someone who kills two or more victims in a short time, in multiple locations.

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Stephen W. Doran

Stephen W. Doran is an American politician who was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1981 to 1995.

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Sulfuric acid

Sulfuric acid (alternative spelling sulphuric acid) is a mineral acid with molecular formula H2SO4.

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Tennessee (translit) is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States.

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The Dark Knight (film)

The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed, produced, and co-written by Christopher Nolan.

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The Following

The Following is an American television drama series created by Kevin Williamson, and jointly produced by Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.

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Tylenol (brand)

Tylenol is a brand of drugs advertised for reducing pain, reducing fever, and relieving the symptoms of allergies, cold, cough headache, and influenza.

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Victimology is the study of victimization, including the psychological effects on victims, relationships between victims and offenders, the interactions between victims and the criminal justice system—that is, the police and courts, and corrections officials—and the connections between victims and other social groups and institutions, such as the media, businesses, and social movements.

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Walter White (Breaking Bad)

Walter Hartwell White Sr., also known by his clandestine alias Heisenberg, is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Breaking Bad.

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Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

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Zeynep Tufekci

Zeynep Tufekci (Zeynep Tüfekçi) is a Turkish writer, academic, and techno-sociologist known primarily for her research on the social implications of emerging technologies in the context of politics and corporate responsibility.

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Zodiac Killer

The Zodiac Killer or Zodiac was a serial killer who operated in Northern California from at least the late 1960s to the early 1970s.

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2012 Aurora shooting

On July 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred inside a Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight screening of the film The Dark Knight Rises.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copycat_crime

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