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Psychology and Law

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2222-5196


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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Linking some personal peculiarities and characteristics of criminal behavior of serial sexual murderers 2262


Dvoryanchikov N.V.
PhD in Psychology, Dean, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Logunova O.A.
Senior researcher, Russian Research Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Moscow, Russia

Reshetova D.V.
Junior researcher, Serbsky National Research Centre for Social and Forensic Psychiatry of the Ministry of Health, Moscow, Russia

The article deals with the results of the research of connection between personal peculiarities of serial sexual murderers and characteristics of criminal behavior. It points out the topicality of investigation of murderer’s personal peculiarities on the criminal activity in order to solve the law enforcement tasks. Such research is useful in order to improve the methods of psychological profiling of unidentified murderers. The results of assessment of personal and behavioral particularities of serial sexual killers that was carried out in the process of psychological analysis of archived data on solved criminal cases are provided. The article also analyzes the character of impact of such factors like biopsychical, psychosexual and psychosocial qualities on criminal activity of the murderers. The features of social disadaptation in different fields of murderers’ life that are the indicators of criminal deformation of his personality are revealed.

Keywords: serial sexual murder, psychological portrait of an unknown criminal, connection between personal particularities of serial sexual murderers and characteristics of criminal behavior.

Column: Psychology of Deviant and Criminal Behavior

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