Created By: Worlder on December 13, 2012 Last Edited By: Worlder on December 13, 2012

Geographical Profiling

All the crimes happen within a radius of the hideout.

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I can't name a few examples but I'm sure it shows up on some crime investigation shows or movies where all the previous crime scenes are all within a certain distance of a particular building which is usually the hideout of the criminals.
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  • December 13, 2012
    StarSword
    Real Life:
    • This is actually a real method of crime investigation known as geographic profiling. One tool used for it is Rigel, a program which uses an algorithm that stipulates that certain types of criminals are likely to commit crimes near where they live, but leave a buffer zone between them and the crime.
  • December 13, 2012
    Worlder
    I wonder if this is actually trope worthy or just another People Sit On Chairs.
  • December 13, 2012
    StarSword
    ^It's not Chairs. That refers to things that don't actually contribute to the story (a guy sitting in a chair being the classic example) and thus aren't tropes, whereas this does. Needs a hell of a lot of work, obviously, but assuming we can come up with enough examples to satisfy the Three Rules Of Three it could work.
  • December 13, 2012
    PaulA
    Is Connect The Deaths a subtrope?
  • December 13, 2012
    StarSword
    Seems to be a Sister Trope. This is about using the locations of crimes to determine where the suspect lives, rather than having the locations of crimes spell out a message or whatever.
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