Child serial murder-psychodynamics: closely watched shadows.

  title={Child serial murder-psychodynamics: closely watched shadows.},
  author={Ronald N. Turco},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis},
  volume={29 2},
  • R. Turco
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis
There is a malignant transformation in object relations resulting in an identification with an omnipotent and cruel object resulting in an identity transformation. If the tension, desperation, and dissociation increase, serial murder becomes spree murder. The presence of pathological narcissism and psychopathic tendencies are of diagnostic significance in understanding the murderer's personality functioning and motivation to kill. Meloy (1988) considered the degree of sadism and aggression… 
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