Characteristics of Sexual Homicides Committed by Psychopathic and Nonpsychopathic Offenders

@article{Porter2003CharacteristicsOS,
  title={Characteristics of Sexual Homicides Committed by Psychopathic and Nonpsychopathic Offenders},
  author={S. Porter and M. Woodworth and Jeff Earle and J. Drugge and D. Boer},
  journal={Law and Human Behavior},
  year={2003},
  volume={27},
  pages={459-470}
}
In this study, the relationship between psychopathy and the perpetration of sexual homicide was investigated. The official file descriptions of sexual homicides committed by 18 psychopathic and 20 nonpsychopathic Canadian offenders were coded (by coders unaware of Psychopathy Checklist—Revised [PCL—R] scores) for characteristics of the victim, victim/perpetrator relationship, and evidence of gratuitous and sadistic violent behavior. Results indicated that most (84.7%) of the sexual murderers… Expand
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