The Role of Fantasy in a Serial Sexual Offender: A Brief Review of the Literature and a Case Report

@article{Carabellese2011TheRO,
  title={The Role of Fantasy in a Serial Sexual Offender: A Brief Review of the Literature and a Case Report},
  author={Felice Carabellese and Roberto Maniglio and Oronzo Greco and Roberto Catanesi},
  journal={Journal of Forensic Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={56}
}
Abstract:  Extensive research has attempted to elucidate the role of fantasy in sexual offending. In this paper, the authors summarize the main results of the literature, especially the contents, themes, dynamics, etiopathogenesis, and potential functions of fantasy in sexual offending. Further, the authors analyze the case of a serial sexual offender who assaulted 39 women. The forensic‐psychiatric assessment revealed that his fantasies of forced sex, sexual coercion, and dominance, which were… Expand
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