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NCJ Number: 186662 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Homicides and Their Classification According to Motivation: A Report from Argentina
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:44  Issue:6  Dated:December 2000  Pages:740-750
Author(s): Jorge Oscar Folino
Editor(s): Adrienne Palermo R.N.
Date Published: December 2000
Page Count: 11
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article attempts to describe 16 sexual homicide cases from the Judiciary Department of La Plata, Argentina and show their different motivations and the difficulty in their classification.
Abstract: Perpetrators of sexual homicide act in response to various motivations and their victims are diverse. They are not necessarily affected by psychosis. They take advantage of their victims’ vulnerability or of favorable circumstances in order to take control of the situation. The characteristics of 16 persons accused of sexual homicide in the Judiciary Department of La Plata, Argentina are described. The cases presented show that homicidal sexual violence is an instrumental behavior used to attain differing objectives and is not necessarily perpetrated for sexual purposes. It is suggested that further research is necessary to improve the existing classifications. References
Main Term(s): Murderers
Index Term(s): Homicide causes; Murder; Offender profiles; Offense characteristics; Sex offenses; Sexual behavior; Violent crimes
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