This thesis examined 141 staged homicide scenes from Australia, USA, Canada and the UK to determine elements common amongst these crimes, victim and perpetrator characteristics, and offender aims. The findings are relevant to forensic pathologists and medical examiners, police, and legal professionals as they allow for determinations to be made regarding what constitutes a staged scene and what indicators exist. The results suggest a lack of sophistication, where simple staging behaviours were not utilised despite the credence they would have offered the facade.
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Crime scenes; Crime scene searches; Criminal investigation; Evidence; Criminal.
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