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NCJ Number: NCJ 242074     Find in a Library
Title: Elderly Sexual Offenders: Two Unusual Cases
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:57  Issue:5  Dated:September 2012  Pages:1381 to 1383
Author(s): Felice Carabellese, M.D. ; Chiara Candelli, M.D., Ph.D. ; Francesco Vinci, M.D. ; Manuela Tamma, Psy.D. ; Roberto Catanesi, M.D.
Date Published: 09/2012
Page Count: 3
Document: HTML 
Type: Case Study
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The aim of this case report is to describe two cases of sexual abuse by elderly subjects for which the judge commissioned an expert psychiatric–forensic opinion.
Abstract: The aim of this case report is to describe two cases of sexual abuse by elderly subjects for which the judge commissioned an expert psychiatric–forensic opinion. The elderly are generally believed to commit nonviolent crimes, whereas the two cases the authors observed feature forcible rape committed by elderly offenders, who showed no form of mental disease and had rationally planned their offense. They had never previously committed similar acts and had no history of homosexuality; both had been married for many years before the death of their wives and had adult children. Finally, no previous episodes of rape emerged in their personal histories during interrogations. The sociocultural context in which the crimes were committed was identical and arouses interest as regards both the method employed and how the crimes were discovered. The legal authorities then commissioned accurate investigations including medicolegal and psychiatric–forensic evaluations of the offenders and their victims. Abstract published by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons.
Main Term(s): Forensics/Forensic Sciences
Index Term(s): Social conditions ; Medicolegal considerations ; Mental disorders ; Forensic psychiatry ; Elderly sex offenders
   
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