Crime mapping in police value shops: The pocket man case of child sexual abuse
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It took Norwegian police thirty-two years to capture the Pocket Man who was responsible for more than hundred sexual abuses over that same time period. This article presents a study police investigations of the abuses by applying the value shop configuration. Primary activities in the value shop are (i) problem definition; (ii) investigation steps; (iii) investigation decision; (iv) investigation implementation; and (v) police performance evaluation. As discussed in this article, each value shop activity had serious deficiencies in the investigations of Pocket Man cases. The police investigation is evaluated based on modus operandi and signature as well as crime mapping using geographical information systems.
This is the authors' final and acceptet version of the article, post refereeing. Publisher's version is available at http://www.tandfonline.com