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The psychology of lust murder [electronic resource] : paraphilia, sexual killing, and serial homicide / Catherine E. Purcell and Bruce A. Arrigo.

Author/Creator:
Purcell, Catherine E.
Publication:
Amsterdam ; Boston, MA : Academic Press, c2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (187 p.)
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Subjects:
Sex crimes -- Psychological aspects.
Psychosexual disorders.
Serial murderers -- Psychology.
Criminal psychology.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The Psychology of Lust Murder systematically examines the phenomenon of paraphilia (i.e., aberrant sexuality) in relationship to the crime of lust murder. By synthesizing the relevant theories on sexual homicide and serial killing, the authors develop an original, timely, sensible model that accounts for the emergence and progression of paraphilias expressed through increasingly violent erotic fantasies. Over time, these disturbing paraphilic images that, among other things, involve rape, body mutilation and dismemberment, torture, post-mortem sexual intercourse, and cannibalism, are al
Contents:
Table of Contents; About the Authors; 1: Introduction; OVERVIEW; SEXUAL HOMICIDE AND SERIAL MURDER: TOWARD THE NEED FOR INTEGRATION; ON PARAPHILIA AND LUST MURDER: A PRELIMINARY REVIEW; ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK; 2: Paraphilia and Lust Murder; OVERVIEW; UNDERSTANDING SEXUALITY: FROM NORMATIVE TO ABNORMAL TO PATHOLOGICAL; DEFINITION OF PARAPHILIA; ETIOLOGY OF PARAPHILIA; LUST MURDER OR EROTOPHONOPHILIA; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION; 3: Sexual Homicide and Serial Murder: What Do We Know?; OVERVIEW; BACKGROUND ON THE MOTIVATIONAL AND TRAUMA CONTROL MODELS; THE CLASSICAL CONDITIONING MODEL
THE MOTIVATIONAL MODELTHE TRAUMA CONTROL MODEL; LIMITATIONS OF THE CLASSICAL CONDITIONING, MOTIVATIONAL, AND TRAUMA CONTROL MODELS; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION; 4: An Integrative Model: What Do We Need?; OVERVIEW; SUPPORT FOR AN INTEGRATIVE MODEL ON SERIAL MURDER AND SEXUAL HOMICIDE; DEFINING THE ELEMENTS OF THE INTEGRATIVE TYPOLOGY; AN INTEGRATIVE THEORETICAL TYPOLOGY OF LUST MURDER; THE LIMITS OF THE INTEGRATIVE THEORETICAL TYPOLOGY ON LUST MURDER; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION; 5: The Case of Jeffrey Dahmer; OVERVIEW; METHODOLOGICAL CONCERNS; HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF JEFFREY DAHMER
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION6: Dahmer, Paraphilia, and Lust Murder: Testing the Models; OVERVIEW; THE MOTIVATIONAL MODEL; THE TRAUMA CONTROL MODEL; THE INTEGRATED PARAPHILIC MODEL; THE PARAPHILIC CONTINUUM; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION; 7: In Search of Meaning: On Theory Construction and Model Building; OVERVIEW; THE COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: COMMENTS ON THE ORGANIZATIONAL APPROACH; SIMILARITIES AMONG THE MODELS; DIFFERENCES AMONG THE MODELS; UNIQUE FEATURES AMONG THE MODELS; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION; 8: Implications and Conclusions; OVERVIEW; PSYCHOPATHY, CRIME, AND LUST MURDER: A PRELIMINARY REVIEW
THE INTEGRATIVE TYPOLOGY: SPECULATIVE AND PROVISIONAL IMPLICATIONSGENERALIZING FROM THE INTEGRATIVE TYPOLOGY; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS; References; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-168) and index.
Contributor:
Arrigo, Bruce A.
ISBN:
1-280-63352-2
9786610633524
0-08-046257-X
OCLC:
475999673