The Resource The psychology of lust murder : paraphilia, sexual killing, and serial homicide, Catherine E. Purcell and Bruce A. Arrigo

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

Label
The psychology of lust murder : paraphilia, sexual killing, and serial homicide
Title
The psychology of lust murder
Title remainder
paraphilia, sexual killing, and serial homicide
Statement of responsibility
Catherine E. Purcell and Bruce A. Arrigo
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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 all actualized. Thus, it is the sustained presence of deviant sexuality that contributes to and serves as underlying motive for the phenomenon of lust murder (a.k.a. erotophonophilia). Going well beyond theoretical speculation, the authors (Dr. Catherine Purcell, a forensic psychologist and Dr. Bruce Arrigo, a criminologist) apply their integrated model to the gruesome and chilling case of Jeffrey Dahmer. They convincingly demonstrate where and how their conceptual framework provides a more complete explanation of lust homicide than any other model available in the field today. The book concludes with a number of practical suggestions linked to clinical prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies; police training, profiling, and apprehension efforts; as well as legal and public policy responses to sexually violent and predatory assailants. Comprehensive in its coverage, accessible in its prose, and thoughtful in its analysis, The Psychology of Lust Murder is a must read for any person interested in the crime of erotophonophilia and those offenders responsible for its serial commission. * Contributes, in a thoughtful and scholarly way, to the audiences' existing library of books on crimes and criminals * Provides new and insightful information on the criminal behavior of Jeffrey Dahmer * Enables readers to compare and contrast different models/theories on sexual homicide and serial murder * Assists researchers, educators, public officials, and the lay public determine how best to respond to the phenomenon of lust murder
Cataloging source
OPELS
Dewey number
364.152/3019
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6556
LC item number
.P87 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The psychology of lust murder : paraphilia, sexual killing, and serial homicide, Catherine E. Purcell and Bruce A. Arrigo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-168) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction -- 2. Paraphilia and lust murder -- 3. Sexual homicide and serial murder : what do we know? -- 4. An integrative model : what do we need? -- 5. The case of Jeffrey Dahmer -- 6. Dahmer, paraphilia, and lust murder : testing the models -- 7. In search of meaning : on theory construction and model building -- 8. Implications and conclusions
  • Preliminary TOC -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: On Paraphilia and Lust Murder -- Chapter 3: On Sexual Homicide and Serial Murder: What Do We Know? -- Chapter 4: An Integrative Model: What Do We Need -- Chapter 5: The Case of Jeffrey Dahmer -- Chapter 6: Dahmer, Sexual Deviance and Lust Murder: Testing the Models -- Chapter 7: In Search of Meaning: On Theory Construction and Model Making -- Chapter 8: Implications and Conclusions
Control code
ocn162573466
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 173 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280633522
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
132050:132157
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35490044
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)162573466
  • pebcs008046257X

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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