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Routledge International Handbook of Sexual Homicide Studies

Edited by: Jean Proulx , Eric Beauregard , Adam J. Carter , Andreas Mokros , Rajan Darjee , Jonathan James

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9780415791489
eBook ISBN: 9781315212289
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315212289
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This book provides the first systematic overview of the theoretical, empirical, clinical, and police issues related to sexual murderers and murder. Bringing together leading researchers, theoreticians, and practitioners from across eight different countries, this is a truly international collaboration and an essential reference text for students, researchers, and professionals interested in sexual homicide, as well as an exhaustive source of guidelines for the assessment and treatment of sexual murderers. This book is divided into five parts:

  • Part I, Theories and research, presents a detailed review of theoretical models and empirical studies of sexual homicide.
  • Part II, Sexual sadism, discusses theoretical, empirical, and clinical considerations and reviews the literature on the characteristics of sadistic sexual aggressors.
  • Part III, Clinical issues, discusses the assessment and management of sexual murderers at each phase of the judicial process: at trial, during incarceration, and during follow-up in the community.
  • Part IV, Policing issues, discusses research and practical issues related to police activities surrounding a sexual murder. Topics include investigation, offender and geographical profiling, behavioural linkage, and police interrogation of the murderers.
  • Part V, New directions, presents new directions for the study of sexual homicide and discusses the limits of current knowledge related to sexual murderers and their crimes.

Offering a broad and comprehensive approach, this Handbook is an indispensable source of information on theory, research, clinical assessment, treatment, and police issues related to sexual murderers and murder.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Sexual homicide studies Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Sexual homicide Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The sexual psychopath Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Sexual murderers’ sexual lifestyle Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Serial and non-serial sexual murderers Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Psychological and criminological factors in diverse types of sexual murderers Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Understanding the sexual element in sexual homicide Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Sexual murderers of children Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Sexual homicide of the elderly Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Stranger sexual homicide Download PDF
Chapter  11:  A cross-national study of sexual murderers in France and Canada Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Recent research on sexual homicide in Scotland Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Perpetrators of sexual homicide in Germany Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Sexual homicide in South Africa Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Sexual sadism and sexual homicide Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The aetiology of forensic sexual sadism Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The developmental antecedents of sexually sadistic behaviours Download PDF
Chapter  18:  An evaluation of assessments of sexual sadism Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Sexual sadism Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Introduction to clinical issues Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Sexual homicide cases Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The assessment of perpetrators of sexual homicide for the purposes of risk reduction in secure psychiatric hospital and prison settings Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The treatment of sexual homicide offenders in secure psychiatric hospitals and prison settings for the purposes of risk reduction Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Managing perpetrators of sexual homicide in the community Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Neuropsychological and neurological assessments of sexual homicide offenders Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Pharmacological treatment of sexual homicide offenders Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Police issues and sexual homicide Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Sex-related homicide investigations Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Offender profiling in France Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Examining the shortfalls and future potential of criminal profiling Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The scientific validity of criminal profiling Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Sex worker victims Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Crime linkage and sexual homicide Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Geoprofiling serial sexual homicide Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Investigative interviewing in suspected sexual homicides Download PDF
Chapter  36:  How sexual murderers thwart investigations Download PDF
Chapter  37:  New directions in theories of sexual homicide and sexual sadism Download PDF
Chapter  38:  New directions in assessment and treatment of sexual murderers Download PDF
Chapter  39:  New directions in policing sexual homicide Download PDF
Conclusion Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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