SampleThe study aims to draw from secondary data of cases of male-on-female UK homicide offences recorded in the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) ViCLAS database (sexual or unknown motive).Selection criteriaCrime scene behaviours and previous convictions of male homicide offenders with female victims will be requested from the ViCLAS database according to the following criteria:
Offender, victim and offence behaviours will be coded. Data will be analysed in two stages. In stage one, chi-square analyses will be used to investigate, whether there are any direct associations between offence behaviour variables and conviction variables. In stage two, logistic regression models will be used to predict an offender’s previous convictions based on a combination of significant offence behaviour variables identified in stage one.