Sexual Murder: Catathymic and Compulsive Homicides / Edition 1

Sexual Murder: Catathymic and Compulsive Homicides / Edition 1

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by Louis B. Schlesinger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849311306

ISBN-13: 9780849311307

Pub. Date: 08/27/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book is the culmination of nearly 30 years of experience with sexually motivated homicides. The author explores the two types of murders: catathymic murder, which is caused by a break-through of underlying sexual conflicts, and compulsive murder, in which a fusion of sex and aggression results in a powerful internal drive that pushes the offender to seek

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This book is the culmination of nearly 30 years of experience with sexually motivated homicides. The author explores the two types of murders: catathymic murder, which is caused by a break-through of underlying sexual conflicts, and compulsive murder, in which a fusion of sex and aggression results in a powerful internal drive that pushes the offender to seek out victims to kill - and the killing itself is sexually gratifying. Both forms of sexual murder are presented in this volume from a clinical-descriptive perspective. Through a variety of case studies from the author's personal experience, this amazing book broadens the reader's view of sexual murder and alters many preconceived ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849311307
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/27/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, J. Reid Meloy, Ph.D.
Introduction
Understanding Sexual Murder: Problems and Approaches
Forensic Assessment: Evaluation of the Sexual Murderer
The Place of Sexual Murder in the Classification of Crime
Catathymia and Catathymic Crisis: Contributions of Hans W. Maier and Fredric Wertham
Acute Catathymic Homicides
Chronic Catathymic Homicides
Compulsive Homicides in Historical Perspective
Planned Compulsive Homicides
Unplanned Compulsive Homicides
Prediction and Disposition
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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