Established in 2013, C-LINK is an international network of academics and practitioners with a professional interest in crime linkage. Crime linkage – also known as comparative case analysis, crime linkage analysis, and case linkage – focuses on identifying crimes committed by the same offender using crime scene behaviour. Originally funded by a grant from the Leverhulme Trust, C-LINK brings together partners from across the world including Belgium, Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States, with the aim of establishing a coherent, evidence-based approach to the detection of serial offenders using crime linkage techniques.
One of the central aims of C-LINK is to provide a repository of resources for crime linkage researchers and practitioners.
C-LINK is heavily involved in activities such as various research projects, workshops, and other work and events
Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and different countries and include researchers and practitioners