Juvenile Sexual Homicide

Juvenile Sexual Homicide

by Wade C. Myers

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Juvenile Sexual Homicide by Wade C. Myers

Sexual homicide is murder committed in tandem with either an overt sexual assault or sexually symbolic behavior. This type of murder carried out by youths is one of the rarest and most poorly understood crimes. How can young people carry out such horrific crimes? Do the offenders have anything in common? Do they show any warning signs? This book highlights groundbreaking research that begins to find the answers to these questions.

Juvenile Sexual Homicide is the first book to take a comprehensive look at this specific type of crime and attempt to understand the young criminals involved. It is based on a 10-year study that evaluates a sample of juvenile sexual murderers and provides a revealing look at the psychopathology, personality, criminal, and behavioral characteristics of their offenses. Roger Blashfield, Mark Safarik, and Linda Monaco are contributing authors.

Part I reviews the origins and framework of the research sample and provides a comprehensive overview of sexual homicide. Part II delves deeply into the criminal aspects of the sample study in relation to various mental disorders. Personal findings and psychopathy of the offenders are revealed in addition to the investigation into the role of anger in the crimes. Part III presents a more in-depth look at special issues and circumstances surrounding the juveniles and their crimes.

The first in-depth study of juvenile sexual murderers
A revealing look at the interaction between mental illness, personality function and crime characteristics

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780125123037
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 10/15/2001
Pages: 185
Product dimensions: 7.66(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.55(d)

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The first in-depth study of juvenile sexual murderers, with a revealing look at the interaction between mental illness, personality
function, and crime characteristics

Table of Contents

PREFACE

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
1. The Origins and Framework of this Book
2. Overview of Sexual Homicide
3. Case Report of an Adult Sadistic Murderer

PART TWO: THE STUDY
4. Criminal Aspects
5. DSM-IV Axis I and Related Disorders
6. Personality Findings and Psychopathy
(with Roger Blashfield)
7. The Role of Anger and its Relationship to Sadistic Personality Disorder and Psychopathy
(with Linda Monaco)

PART THREE: SPECIAL ISSUES
8. A Typology of Juvenile Sexual Homicide Offenders
9. The Elderly Victim
(Mark E. Safarik)
10. Concluding Remarks

APPENDIX: SUPPLEMENTARY CLINICAL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

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