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copycat crime/attack etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcopycat crime/attack etccopycat crime/attack etca crime, attack etc which is similar to a famous crime that another person has committed Crime reports in newspapers often encourage copycat crimes. copycat
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copycat crime/attack etcHowever, 44% of you feel that these reports should leave the gory details out and 39% feel they encourage copycat crimes.What about fingerprints, copycat crimes and serial murders?
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