Sexual Homicide: a Criminological Perspective

@article{Chopin2019SexualHA,
  title={Sexual Homicide: a Criminological Perspective},
  author={Julien Chopin and Eric Beauregard},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  year={2019},
  volume={21}
}
This review presents recent findings of research focusing on sexual homicide. Firstly, we examine international comparative studies of victim, offender, and crime characteristics. Secondly, we review an important body of literature that compares developmental and psychological as well as the decision-making process of sexual murderers with other violent offenders. Thirdly, recent and major findings on links between sexual homicide and psychopathy as well as sadism are presented. Fourthly… 
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