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.Modus operandi (often used in the abbreviated forms M.O. or simply method of operating) is a Latin phrase, approximately translated as "method of operating".[1] The plural is modi operandorum ("methods of operating").^ Latin: modus operandi .
  • GCSE English: Latin - modus operandi 3 February 2010 17:29 UTC www.gcse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Modus Operandi : Modus operandi (MO) is a Latin term that means, "a method of operating."
  • �1998 Knowledge Solutions LLC / MO, Signature & the Law 3 February 2010 17:29 UTC www.corpus-delicti.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sentence using the word modus operandi?
  • WikiAnswers - What does modus operandi mean 3 February 2010 17:29 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

.The term is used in English to describe someone's habits or manner of working, the method of operating or functioning.^ Latin for, manner of operating or working .

^ MO A method of operating or functioning.
  • modus operandi - Dictionary definition and pronunciation - Yahoo! Education 3 February 2010 17:29 UTC education.yahoo.com [Source type: General]
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^ The way someone does something; a characteristic method: “Her modus operandi in buying a new car always included a month of research.” This phrase , often abbreviated “m.o.,” is used by police to describe a criminal's characteristic way of committing a crime.
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.It is often used in a criminal sense to profile the methods employed by individuals during the execution of a crime and may also be used in offender profiling,[2] where it can also be used to find clues to the perpetrator's psychology.^ Often used by the police to describe how a criminal has carried out a crime.
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^ The way someone does something; a characteristic method: “Her modus operandi in buying a new car always included a month of research.” This phrase , often abbreviated “m.o.,” is used by police to describe a criminal's characteristic way of committing a crime.
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^ The violent, repetitive offender often exhibits another element of criminal behavior during the crime--the signature aspect or "calling card."
  • Violent Crime Scene Analysis: Modus Operandi, Signature, and Staging 3 February 2010 17:29 UTC www.crimeandclues.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[3] .It largely consists of the methods used to execute the crime, prevent detection, and facilitate escape.^ Uses case-study method to develop crime series identification based on MO, and the associated development of crime series prediction and bulletins.
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^ Prepaid card fraud prevention Case Study showing how prepaid card providers can protect their business from fraud and money laundering using best practice methods.
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^ Historically, M.O. has been used to link cases because offenders will use similar methods during the commission of their crimes.

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.In Criminal Investigation Berg explains that a suspect's modus operandi (MO) can help in identification, apprehension, or repression.^ Modus Operandi, or method of operation, is detailed as an aid in criminal investigations.
  • 101M Modus Operandi - American Institute of Applied Science 3 February 2010 17:29 UTC www.aiasinc.com [Source type: Academic]

^ By understanding modus operandi and being able to get inside a criminal’s head, analysts are able to determine if specific incidents are linked together.

^ All criminals have a modus operandi consisting of techniques, habits, and peculiarities in behavior which are performed with three goals in mind (Turvey, 2002): .
  • Modus Operandi and Signature Behavior: Making or Breaking Your Investigation - PoliceLink 3 February 2010 17:29 UTC policelink.monster.com [Source type: General]

.An M.O. file is an orderly method of recording and coding information designed to reveal habits, traits, or practices of criminal suspects.^ Over the years, the Scotland Yard method of maintaining modus operandi files became the method in police science , and file systems usually tried to record the following elements: .
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^ Now, in work reported on page 1938 , scientists reveal just how the compound works--information that could aid in the design of similar cancer therapies.
  • MOLECULAR BIOLOGY: Cancer Fighter's Modus Operandi Revealed -- Marx 289 (5486): 1857 -- Science 3 February 2010 17:29 UTC science-mag.aaas.org [Source type: Academic]
  • MOLECULAR BIOLOGY: Cancer Fighter's Modus Operandi Revealed -- Marx 289 (5486): 1857 -- Science 3 February 2010 17:29 UTC intl.sciencemag.org [Source type: Academic]
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^ By the 1890s, Scotland Yard detectives began maintaining modus operandi files to that the known habits of criminals could be traced from district to district (Fosdick 1916).
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This can be used to apprehend a suspect.

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Notes

  1. ^ a b Douglas, p. 19-21.
  2. ^ Vronsky, p. 412.
  3. ^ Hazelwood, p. 517.

References

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  • Douglas, J. E. and A. W. Burgess, A. G. Burgess, R. K. Ressler.^ References Douglas, J.E., Burgess, A.W., Burgess, A.G., & Ressler, R.K. (1992).

    ^ Douglas, J., Burgess, A., & Ressler, R. (1992).
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    Crime classification manual (John Wiley & Sons, 2006) ISBN 0787985015
  • Hazelwood, R. R, A. W. Burgess, Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation, (CRC Press, 2001) ISBN 0849300762
  • Levinson, D. Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, (SAGE, 2002) ISBN 076192258X
  • Vronsky, R. Serial Killers (Berkley Books, 2004) ISBN 0425196402
  • Berg, B.L. Criminal Investigation (McGraw-Hill, 2008) ISBN 9780073401249
  • Carlo, P. "The Night Stalker: The Life and Crimes of Richard Ramirez" (Pinnacle Books 1996) ISBN 0786013621

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