Sexual Homicide

Sexual Homicide : Patterns and Motives

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Who are the men committing the rising number of serial homicides in the U.S. -- and why do they kill? The increase in these violent crimes over the past decade has created an urgent need for more and better information about these men: their crime scene patterns, violent acts, and above all, their motivations for committing these shocking and repetitive murders. This authoritative book represents the data, findings, and implications of a long-term F.B.I.-sponsored study of serial sex killers. Specially trained F.B.I. agents examined thirty-six convicted, incarcerated sexual murderers to build a valuable new bank of information which reveals the world of the serial sexual killer in both quantitative and qualitative detail. Data was obtained from official psychiatric and criminal records, court transcripts, and prison reports, as well as from extensive interviews with the offenders themselves. Featured in this book is detailed information on the F.B.I.'s recently developed Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) and a sample of an actual VICAP Crime Analysis Report Form.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 154.9 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 226.8g
  • Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0028740637
  • 9780028740638
  • 192,163

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Pierce R. BrooksCaptain, L.A.P.D. (Retired)Provides an indispensable source of information and a clear understanding of the behavioral traits and psychological motives of the sexual killer. Sexual Homicide is by far the outstanding book in this field of study.

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Table of contents

ContentsFigures and TablesPrefaceAcknowledgments1. The Study of Murder2. Growing Up to Murder: The Social Environment and Formative Events3. Preoccupation with Murder: Patterned Responses4. Antecedent Behaviors and the Act of Murder5. After the Murder6. A Motivational Model for Sexual Homicide7. The National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime8. Crime Scene and Profile Characteristics of Organized and Disorganized Murderers9. Criminal Profiling from Crime Scene Analysis10. The Role of Forensic Pathology in Criminal ProfilingJames L. Luke, M.D.11. Interviewing Convicted Murderers12. The Police Artist and Composite DrawingsHorace J. Heafner13. The Victim's Family and Its Response to Trauma14. Victims: Lessons Learned for Responses to Sexual ViolenceDaniel L. Carter, Robert A. Prentky, and Ann W. Burgess15. Murderers: A PostscriptAppendix: VICAP Crime Analysis ReportIndexAbout the Authors

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