Murderers Who Rape and Mutilate

  title={Murderers Who Rape and Mutilate},
  author={Robert K. Ressler and Ann Wolbert Burgess and Carol R. Hartman and Jack E. Douglas and Arlene Smith McCormack},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={273 - 287}
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 deviations include zoophilia (.06) and sexual sadism (.07) with the ultimate expression of the murderer's perversion being the mutilation of the victim. Murderers with sexual abuse histories report fantasizing about rape earlier than murderers without sexual abuse histories (.05) and report… 
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