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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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The research on psychological personality features and behavior of different serial sexual murderes’ types 1252

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

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

The article focuses on the research on psychological personality features and behavior of different serial sexual murderers’ types. The issue highlights the importance of the researched problem for juridical psychology and law enforcement practice. The article also presents methodological and methodical basis for the research. It describes research tasks and hypothesis, empirical evidence. The article focuses on core research results and points out methodical development established on the basis of the research results to solve the tasks for law enforcement practice. The article highlights the range of factors determining the criminal aggression; it defines the categories of “clean” and “mixed” types of serial sexual murderers; the article sets up the character of how these factors influence on forming the motivation and the mechanisms for criminal aggression implementation among different types of serial sexual murderers; the article underlines the difference of the last ones based on the features of criminal and pre-criminal behavior and on the personality peculiarities; the issue reveals the signs-markers that typologically differentiate serial sexual murderers.

Keywords: typology of serial sexual murderers, criminogenic personality factors, motivation and mechanisms for criminal aggression implementation, psychological features of personality and behavior.

Column: Forensic and Clinical Psychology in Legal Context


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