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Psychology and Law

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

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Typological Approach Features in the Investigation of Serial Sexual Crimes 347


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

Zhuravleva E.R.
Senior Inspector of the Third Division of the Forensic Technology Directorate of Main Forensic Directorate, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia

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.

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

Column: Forensic and Clinical Psychology in Legal Context


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