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Sexual Murderers: A Comparative Analysis and New Perspectives

Sexual Murderers: A Comparative Analysis and New Perspectives

Jean Proulx (Editor), Eric Beauregard (Editor), Maurice Cusson (Editor), Alexandre Nicole (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-31998-7

Apr 2007

274 pages

$58.99

Description

Little is known about Sexual Murderers – those who kill in a sexual context. Recent studies have compared their backgrounds and characteristics with that of rapists and/or violent (non-sexual) offenders. This translation of a French original by the renowned Jean Proulx challenges existing knowledge on sexual murders, offers new tools for profiling and interrogation, and helps to establish a new research base. Current theories of sexual murder, its prevalence, reasons including attachment theories, profiling and interrogation techniques are all addressed in Proulx’s distinctive, thought-provoking style.
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.