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NCJ Number: 118985 Find in a Library
Title: Compulsive Gynocide and Assaults (From Sex Murder and Sex Aggression: Phenomenology, Psychopathology, Psychodynamics and Prognosis, P 51-94, 1989, Eugene Revitch and Louis B Schlesginer -- See NCJ-118982)
Author(s): E Revitch; L B Schlesinger
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Compulsive offenses result from the offender's extreme internal pressures to commit the crime and include physical and sexual assaults and murders of females.
Abstract: Sometime's the offender's struggle against the impulse may induce a condition of extreme tension that includes outward manifestations like sweating and headaches. Newspaper reports of violence and violence in movies and television shows have sometimes stimulated compulsive offenders to commit murders and other forms of violence. Other forms of compulsive violence include corporate murder, committed by pairs of offenders; compulsive serial killings; multiple sex offenses against children; cannibalism and vampirism; necrophilia; and strangulation of women. In addition, some cases of breaking and entering and purse snatching have underlying sexual meanings rather than being common crimes committed for gain. Descriptions of nine cases of sexually motivated compulsive gynocide and sexual aggression are detailed.
Main Term(s): Psychological influences on crime
Index Term(s): Compulsive offenses; Gynocide; Homicide; Psychosexual behavior; Sex offender profiles; Sex offense causes; Sexual assault
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