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Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives
Who are the men committing the rising number of serial homicides in the U.S. -- and why do they kill? The increase in these violent crimes over the past decade has created an urgent need for more and…
The findings from this exploratory study are reported in terms of the descriptive background characteristics of 36 sexual murderers, their behaviors and experiences in connection with their…
Sexual Killers and Their Victims
The study of crime scene profiling efforts elicits two important patterns of sexual murders: organized and disorganized. These law enforcement categories have been derived from evidence and patterns…
Criminal profiling from crime scene analysis
Since the 1970s, investigative profilers at the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit (now part of the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime) have been assisting local, state, and federal…
Crime Classification Manual
This text classifies the three major felonies - murder, arson, and sexual assault - based on the motivation of the offender, standardizing in one place the language and terminology used throughout…
The presumptive role of fantasy in serial sexual homicide.
- R. Prentky, A. Burgess, +4 authors J. Douglas
- Psychology, MedicineThe American journal of psychiatry
- 1 July 1989
The authors examined the role of fantasy as an internal drive mechanism for repetitive acts of sexual violence in serial sexual murderers to find an intrusive fantasy life manifested in higher prevalences of paraphilias, documented or self-reported violent fantasies, and organized crime scenes in the serial murderers.
Murderers Who Rape and Mutilate
In comparing sexual murderers with a history of sex abuse (n = 12) with murderers without such a history (n = 16), findings that approach a level of significance between early sexual abuse and sexual…
Child Molesters Who Abduct
- R. Prentky, R. Knight, A. Burgess, R. Ressler, J. Campbell, K. Lanning
- Psychology, MedicineViolence and Victims
- 1 January 1991
The hypothesis that child abductors would more likely be classified as “low” in their contact with children than the nonabductors was supported and the abductors were found to be lower in social competence than the child molesters who never abducted their victims.
Rape and rape-murder: one offender and twelve victims.
The authors stress the importance of the use of crime scene data and interviews of patients who have committed sex crimes, the role of psychological profiles in apprehension of suspects, and the contribution of law enforcement as a data resource.