Sexual Murderers. A Comparative Analysis and New Perspectives

  • ID: 2325166
  • Book
  • 274 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Sexual Murderers successfully takes on the challenge of expanding upon the little that is known about the developmental and psychological profile of sexual murderers, with a range of startling empirical results that subsume and challenge traditional perspectives.

The English translation of the definitive, evidence–based book profiling sexual murderers, Les Meurtriers Sexual, proves an invaluable tool for criminologists, forensic psychologists and psychiatrists world–wide. It features material from a range of international contributors including chapters that delve into new case studies and broaden the reach of the research topic.

The text is divided into three parts. The firs part presents the results of the Montreal Study of Sexual Murderers, covering theories of developmental psychology, identification of psychopathologies, plus statistics and case studies. The second part uncovers the results of the Birmingham Study of Sexual Murderers, including research on the typology of sexual murderers. The third part covers a range of practical issues such as the role of profiling in investigation, and psychotherapeutic issues.This resource is integral reading for academics and researchers in criminology, psychiatry and psychology, as well as professionals directly involved in criminal justice – police, lawyers and psychologists.

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List of Figures.

List of Tables.

About the Editors.

List of Contributors.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Sexual Murderers: Myth and Reality.

PART I: THE MONTREAL STUDY.

Chapter 1. Sexual Murder: Definitions, Epidemiology and Theories.

Chapter 2. Sexual Murderers and Sexual Aggressors: Developmental Paths and Criminal History.

Chapter 3. Sexual Murderers and Sexual Aggressors: Psychopathological Considerations.

Chapter 4. Sexual Murderers and Sexual Aggressors: Intention and Situation.

Chapter 5. The Factors Distinguishing Sexual Murderers from Sexual Aggressors: A Multivariate Analysis.

Chapter 6. Serial Killers and Sexual Murderers.

Chapter 7. Sadistic Sexual Offenders.

Chapter 8. Angry or Sadistic: Two Types of Sexual Murderers.

Chapter 9. The Motivation and Criminal Career of Sexual Murderers.

PART II: THE BIRMINGHAM STUDY.

Chapter 10. A Comparison of Rapists and Sexual Murderers on Demographic and Selected Psychometric Measures.

Chapter 11. Identification of Motivations for Sexual Murder.

PART III: PRACTICAL ISSUES.

Chapter 12. The Role of Profiling in the Investigation of Sexual Homicide.

Chapter 13. Psychotherapeutic and Psychodynamic Issues with Sexual Murderers.

Conclusion.

References.

Index.

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Jean Proulx
Eric Beauregard
Maurice Cusson
Alexandre Nicole
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