Modus operandi (often used in the abbreviated form MO) is a Latin phrase, approximately translated as "mode of operation." The plural is modi operandi ("modes of operation"). It is used in police work to describe a criminal's characteristic patterns and style of work. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language. ... In statistics, the mode is the value that has the largest number of observations, namely the most frequent value or values. ... for other uses please see Crime (disambiguation) A crime is an act that violates a political or moral law. ...
The term is also commonly used in English in a non-criminal sense to describe someone's habits or manner of working, the method of operating or functioning. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A habit is the usual condition or state of a person or thing, either natural or acquired, regarded as something had, possessed, and firmly retained. ...
A criminal's MO may also be used in offender profiling, where it can also be used to find clues to the perpetrator's psychology. Offender profiling, or more scientifically, psychological profiling, is a behavioral and investigative tool that helps investigators to profile an unsub (unknown subject) or offenders. ... Psychology is an academic and applied field involving the study of the human mind, brain and behaviour. ...
The method of operation or MO is sometimes confused with a criminal's "signature". While a criminal's MO may change over time, his or her signature will usually stay the same.
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