Necrophilia and Sexual Homicide

Necrophilia and Sexual Homicide Abstract: A closed case‐file review of 211 sexual homicides identified 16 cases of necrophilia. The results of this unique descriptive study of necrophilia associated with sexual homicide provide information on crime‐scene locations, methods of killing, body disposition, premortem sexual assault, specifics of the necrophilic acts, methods of victim abduction, and motivational dynamics. The findings suggest that the most common explanation for necrophilia—the offender’s desire to have an unresisting partner—may not always be applicable in cases where this rare paraphilia is connected to sexual murder. The possibility of using crime‐scene behaviors in these cases to investigate serial sexual murders is offered. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Forensic Sciences Wiley

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Wiley
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© 2010 American Academy of Forensic Sciences
ISSN
0022-1198
eISSN
1556-4029
DOI
10.1111/j.1556-4029.2009.01282.x
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Abstract

Abstract: A closed case‐file review of 211 sexual homicides identified 16 cases of necrophilia. The results of this unique descriptive study of necrophilia associated with sexual homicide provide information on crime‐scene locations, methods of killing, body disposition, premortem sexual assault, specifics of the necrophilic acts, methods of victim abduction, and motivational dynamics. The findings suggest that the most common explanation for necrophilia—the offender’s desire to have an unresisting partner—may not always be applicable in cases where this rare paraphilia is connected to sexual murder. The possibility of using crime‐scene behaviors in these cases to investigate serial sexual murders is offered.

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Journal of Forensic SciencesWiley

Published: Mar 1, 2010

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