4 CRIME

Phases

Antecedent

  1. What fantasy or plan, or both, did the offender have in place before the act?

  2. What triggered the offender to act some days and not others?

Method & Manner

  1. What type of victim or victims did the offender select?

  2. What was the method and manner of the murder

 

  • shooting

  • stabbing

  • strangulation

  • something else

Body Disposal

Postoffense Behavior

Did the murder and body disposal take place all at

  • 1 scene

  • multiple scenes

  1. Is the offender trying to inject himself into the investigation by reacting to media reports or contacting investigators?