This chapter considers whether it is possible to use offender crime scene behavior to identify linked crime series that contain several different types of offense. This builds on previous research, which has restricted itself to testing the principles of crime linkage with samples that are homogenous with respect to crime type (i.e., that only contain one type of crime, e.g., residential burglary). The chapter begins by considering why cross-crime linkage is necessary and important, before exploring the findings from two previously published studies that have tested the potential for cross-crime linkage using

Introduction 279 Why Is Cross-Crime Linkage Necessary and Important? 280 Research on Cross-Crime Linkage: Study 1 (Tonkin, Woodhams, Bull, Bond, & Palmer, 2011) 281

Methodology, Sample, and Data 281 Findings 284 Conclusions and Implications 288 Limitations of Tonkin et al. (2011) 291

Research on Cross-Crime Linkage: Study 2 (Tonkin, Woodhams, Bull, & Bond, 2012) 292

Methodology, Sample, and Data 292 Findings 293 Conclusions and Implications 296 Limitations of Tonkin, Woodhams, et al. (2012) 296

Future Directions for Research on Cross-Crime Linkage 297 Conclusions 299 Acknowledgments 300 References 300

simple measures of geographical and temporal offender behavior. The chapter will conclude with a discussion of future research directions.