Canter et al. Investigation of the organised/ disorganised theory of serial murder.
Aim... To test the reliability of organised/ disorganised typologies.
Methodology... A content analysis using the psychometric method of multi-dimensional scaling was applied to 100 cases to find out if the features hypothesised to belong to each typology would be consistently and distinctively different. The cases came from published accounts of serial killers in the USA and were cross checked.