Self-Selection Policing and Serious Offenders

  • Jason Roach
  • Ken Pease
Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)


We hope to have cemented the idea of SSP into the minds of the reader. We sought to do this by appraising current investigative approaches to identifying offenders (those who commit serious crimes in particular). We presented the supporting theoretical underpinnings for SSP, and briefly examined the evidence for criminal versatility (vertical and horizontal) as a necessary condition for SSP viability. This done, we confess that it remains an additional investigative approach in theory only, though we strongly suspect that individual innovative police officers will have thought and acted along similar lines.


Minor Offence Serial Killer Crime Event Serial Murderer Traffic Offence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jason Roach
    • 1
  • Ken Pease
    • 2
  1. 1.University of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUK
  2. 2.University College LondonLondonUK

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