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Not patterns of behavior

Posted by Karl on October 31, 2002

In Reply to: M/o posted by bob on October 31, 2002

Patterns of behavior are entirely separate from modus operandi.

M/o is limited to the actual criminal act. A B&E man's M/O might include cutting the backdoor screen and taking the silverware. The fact that he defecates on the living room rug every time is not part of his m/o - it is a behavior unrelated to the crime at hand, burglary/theft.

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