Typological Approach Features in the Investigation of Serial Sexual Crimes



The article presents the results of testing the typology of serial sexual killers developed by O.D. Sitkovskaya and L.P. Konysheva, on the materials of criminal cases on detected serial crimes of a sexual nature. The study confirmed the presence of the main psychological features specific to each type of criminals, and the possibility of applying the classification for the investigation of other sexual crimes. In addition, mixed types are identified that combine the signs of two and three types of criminal behaviour. Confirming the main hypothesis of the study, the authors of the article consider it necessary to study further the individual psychological characteristics of criminals belonging to mixed types. As a retrospective analysis of the materials of criminal cases has shown and the regular practice of psychological support of the investigation of crimes of a sexual nature confirms, it is the attackers of a mixed type behaviour that are most difficult to identify through the traditional investigative methods.

General Information

Keywords: serial sexual crimes, psychological portrait, compilation of a psychological portrait of an unidentified criminal.

Journal rubric: Forensic and Clinical Psychology in Legal Context

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2020100104

For citation: Dvoryanchikov N.V., Zhuravleva E.R. Typological Approach Features in the Investigation of Serial Sexual Crimes [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2020. Vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 44–54. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2020100104. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Nikolay V. Dvoryanchikov, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Dean, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1462-5469, e-mail: dvorian@gmail.com

Ekaterina R. Zhuravleva, Senior Inspector of the Third Division of the Forensic Technology Directorate of Main Forensic Directorate, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2839-0333, e-mail: ekreon@mail.ru



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