Sexual Murder: Catathymic and Compulsive Homicides

Understanding Sexual Murder Problems and ApproachesThe Problem of Definition and TermsMany Seemingly Sexual Murders Are Not Really Sexually MotivatedMany Sexual Homicides Are Not Overtly SexualDistinction between a Sexual Murder and Murder Associated with Sexual Behavior Is Often BlurredAbsence of National Crime Statistics on Sexual MurderPractical Impediments to ResearchPhenomenological-Descriptive vs. Statistical ApproachesThe First Case of Murder: Forensic vs. Clinical Psychological ApproachesEpidemiological Aspects of Homicide: Sexual Murder Must Be Understood in ContextIncidence of Crime and HomicideHistorical PatternsAge PatternsAdditional FindingsVictimology: Dynamics of Victim and OffenderCommentForensic Assessment Evaluation of the Sexual MurderBackgroundPsychological TestingRorschach TestThematic Apperception Test (TAT)Projective DrawingsBender–GestaltPersonality InventoriesIntellectual, Cognitive, and Neuropsychological AssessmentSpecialized Forensic TestsRevised and Updated TestsNeurodiagnostic and Biological TestingNarcoanalysisHypnosisDeception SyndromesMalingeringPsychometric Assessment of MalingeringPseudomalingeringMalingering-by-ProxyGanser’s SyndromeRationalization, Justification, and Direct LyingIssues in the Determination of GuiltEyewitness (and Earwitness) IdentificationPolygraph FindingsFalse ConfessionsCrime Scene Behavioral AnalysisApplication of Findings to Legal StandardsThe Place of Sexual Murder in the Classification of CrimeTheories of CrimeBiological TheoriesPsychological TheoriesSociological TheoriesClassification of HomicideOrganic, Toxic, and Paranoid HomicidesOrganic DisordersToxic StatesParanoid Disorders and HomicideMotivational Spectrum in the Classification of HomicideSocial and Environmentally Stimulated HomicidesSituational HomicidesImpulsive Offenders Who Commit HomicideCatathymic and Compulsive HomicidesSexual Murder in ContextCatathymia and Catathymic CrisisHans W. Maier: The Concept of CatathymiaCatathymic CrisisCommentAcute Catathymic HomicidesVarying Views of Catathymia and Sudden ViolenceA Subtype of Episodic DyscontrolThe Role of InadequacyThe Role of Organicity“Affective” AggressionPresence of Dissociation and TraumaOvercontrolled PersonalitiesRevitch and Schlesinger’s Catathymic Process: Acute Catathymic HomicidesSexual InadequacyDisplaced MatricideSexual MatricideDifferential DiagnosisCommentChronic Catathymic HomicidesLiterary Illustrations of CatathymiaMeloy's Psychodynamic Contributions The Predominance of DepressionCatathymia with a Predominant ObsessionStalking and Catathymic HomicideCatathymic Mass MurderCommentCompulsive Homicides in Historical ContextCompulsive, Sexual, or Serial Murder?Premodern Examples of Compulsive HomicideKrafft-Ebing's Psychopathia SexualisCompulsive Homicides in the First Half of the 20th CenturyExamples from the Latter Half of the 20th CenturyThe Study of Compulsive Homicide in the Modern EraInfluence of Investigative ProfilingProfiling BasicsCrime Scene and Personality PatternsNeed for More ResearchCommentPlanned Compulsive HomicidesSadismPsychodynamic View of SadismOther Views of SadismSome Empirical FindingsFantasySexually Aggressive FantasiesFantasy and the Ritualistic OffenderCompulsion to KillMurderous Partners and Murderers’ Romantic PartnersKiller PartnersKillers’ Romantic PartnersCommentUnplanned Compulsive HomicidesPersonality as an Intervening VariableDescriptions of Compulsive Murderers Who Do Not PlanThe “Disorganized” MurdererHazelwood and Warren’s Impulsive OffenderAdolescent OffendersNonrecognition of the Sexual Aspect of CrimesCompulsion Spontaneously Released by CircumstancesBreakthrough of Compulsion with Just Slight StimulationCompulsion Released by SubstancesUnplanned Ritualistic MurdersDifferential Diagnosis: Catathymic vs. Compulsive HomicidesAcute Catathymic and Unplanned Compulsive HomicidesChronic Catathymic and Planned Compulsive HomicidesTheories of the Compulsive MurdererSocial TheoriesPsychological TheoriesBiological TheoriesA Look to the FuturePrediction and DispositionPredicting Sexual MurderPrediction Based on the Motivational SpectrumPrediction Based on Ominous SignsChildhood AbuseInappropriate Maternal (Sexual) ConductPathological Lying and ManipulationSadistic Fantasy with a Compulsion to ActAnimal Cruelty, Particularly toward CatsNeed to Control and Dominate OthersRepetitive FiresettingVoyeurism, Fetishism, and Sexual BurglaryUnprovoked Attacks on Females, Associated with Generalized Misogynous EmotionsEvidence of Ritualistic (Signature) BehaviorImmediate Triggers for a Compulsive MurderDisposition and InterventionComment
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