Sexual Murder: Catathymic and Compulsive Homicides

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Contents
1Understanding Sexual Murder: Problems and Approaches1
1.1 The Problem of Definition and Terms 2
1.2 Many Seemingly Sexual Murders Are Not Sexually Motivated 3
1.3 Many Sexual Homicides Are Not Overtly Sexual 5
1.4 Distinction between a Sexual Murder and Murder Associated with Sexual Behavior Is Often Blurred 6
1.5 Absence of National Crime Statistics on Sexual Murder 7
1.6 Practical Impediments to Research 9
1.7 Phenomenological-Descriptive vs. Statistical Approaches 11
1.8 The First Case of Murder: Forensic vs. Clinical Psychological Approaches 12
1.9 Epidemiological Aspects of Homicide: Sexual Murder Must Be Understood in Context 16
1.9.1 Incidence of Crime and Homicide 16
1.9.2 Historical Patterns 17
1.9.3 Age Patterns 18
1.9.4 Additional Findings 18
1.10 Victimology: Dynamics of Victim and Offender 19
1.11 Comment 23
2Forensic Assessment: Evaluation of the Sexual Murder27
2.1 Background 27
2.2 Psychological Testing 36
2.2.1 Rorschach Test 38
2.2.2 Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) 41
2.2.3 Projective Drawings 45
2.2.4 Bender-Gestalt 50
2.2.5 Personality Inventories 59

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