The Sexual Murderer Is a Distinct Type of Offender

  title={The Sexual Murderer Is a Distinct Type of Offender},
  author={Julien Chopin and Eric Beauregard},
  journal={International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology},
  pages={1597 - 1620}
  • J. Chopin, Eric Beauregard
  • Published 10 December 2018
  • Psychology, Law, Sociology
  • International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
The current study investigates the question of the specificity of sexual homicide offenders by comparing three types of crimes: sexual homicide, nonsexual homicide, and violent sexual assault. The comparison is based on victim, offender and modus operandi characteristics throughout 102 variables. The sample has been taken from a French national police database including 1,736 cases. Among these cases, there are 463 nonsexual homicides, 173 sexual homicides and 1,100 violent sexual assaults… 
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