Corpus ID: 5741663

Zoophilia and the law: legal responses to a rare paraphilia.

@article{Holoyda2014ZoophiliaAT,
  title={Zoophilia and the law: legal responses to a rare paraphilia.},
  author={Brian James Holoyda and William J. Newman},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={
          412-20
        }
}
  • B. Holoyda, W. Newman
  • Published 2014
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Although societies' responses to bestiality have varied internationally, the response in the United States has typically involved condemnation and prosecution. Currently, there are 31 states with statutes prohibiting human-animal sexual contact. Despite the prevalence of antibestiality legislation, there is limited case law in the United States. Most commonly, bestiality arises in legal cases involving sexually violent predator (SVP) civil commitments. Identifying offenders who commit acts of… Expand
Commentary: Zoophilia and the law.
  • R. Ranger, P. Fedoroff
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
  • 2014
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This work supports the observation of Holoyda and Newman that common definitions of zoophilia are confusing and that legal definitions of bestiality and sentencing implications are inconsistent and advocates for better diagnostic criteria than are provided by the DSM-5. Expand
Bestiality in Forensically Committed Sexual Offenders: A Case Series
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  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of forensic sciences
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A case series of bestiality among sexual offenders committed under forensic commitment schemes demonstrates the range of animal partners, sexual acts, and comorbid paraphilic and nonparaphilic diagnoses in individuals who report a history ofbestiality. Expand
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  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of forensic and legal medicine
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  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
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The results suggest that animal sex offending may be linked to other criminal behavior, and involves a spectrum of sexual acts, including coercive, violent, and non-violent penetration; solicitation for sex with animals; and deviant behavior including torture and necrophilia. Expand
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