Forensic psychologist and author Louis B. Schlesinger delves deep
into the minds of sexual murderers. It is a place where few dare to
tread, but a necessary journey if we are to understand the
motivations behind their inconceivable actions. Culminating nearly
30 years of experience analyzing sexually motivated homicides,
Sexual Murder: Catathymic and Compulsive Homicides makes this
complex phenomenon fully comprehensible.The author provides a
strong foundation by first exploring the psychopathology of sexual
homicide within the context of nonsexual homicide. He also
discusses forensic assessment of the sexual murderer, theories of
crime, and systems of homicide classification. The remaining
chapters explore the two types of sexual murders: catathymic,
caused by a breakthrough of underlying sexual conflicts, and
compulsive, in which a fusion of sex and aggression results in a
powerful internal drive that pushes the offender to seek out
victims to kill - and the killing itself is sexually gratifying.
Presenting both forms of sexual murder from a clinical-descriptive
perspective, the book provides historical background and examines
both planned and unplanned homicides for each. Finally, it
considers prediction, disposition, and possibilities for preventing
sexual murder.Providing a fresh approach to an old crime, Sexual
Murder: Catathymic and Compulsive Homicides brings intriguing
theories and detailed analyses to life. Through a variety of
illustrative case examples from the author's vast experience, this
amazing book will broaden your view of sexual murder and alter many
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