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Organised Offenders

Hazelwood and Douglas (1980) suggested that organised offenders are ‘lust murderers’ who tend to plan their crimes and specifically target the victim. The weapon is usually hidden and the body removed from the scene. Violent fantasies will often have been acted out on the victim. This type of offender is typically of high intelligence, has a skilled job and is socially and sexually competent. They will often follow the media reporting of their own crimes.

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