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Your Code as a Crime Scene by Adam Tornhill

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Investigate the Disposal Sites of Killers and Code

As we introduced hotspots in Chapter 2, Code as a Crime Scene, we based our hotspots on a core idea from geographical profiling: the spatial movement of criminals helps us identify and catch them. Similarly, we’ve been able to identify patterns in our spatial movement in code. And these patterns let us identify maintenance problems and react to them.

Over the years, forensic psychologists have looked at other behavioral patterns as well. One recent study investigated the location of disposal sites used by serial killers. It sure is a macabre research subject, but the information gained is valuable. Let’s look into it.

The deeds of a serial killer are bizarre. There’s not much to understand ...

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