Rapists and sexual murderers: combined pathways to offending

Shannon Vettor, Anthony Beech, Jessica Woodhams

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The aim of this chapter is to compare rapists and sexual murderers on a set of variables encompassing developmental, psychological, criminological, and offense-related factors. It will be determined whether they should be considered as two separate groups of offenders or as representing individuals who display behavior that forms a continuum of sexual violence. Secondly, the chapter will investigate the specific pathways to offending in a UK sample of sexual aggressors against adult females.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPathways to sexual aggression
EditorsJean Proulx, Eric Beauregard, Patrick Lussier, Benoit Leclerc
ISBN (Electronic)9780203762615
ISBN (Print)9780415703604, 9781138961272
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2014

Publication series

NameRoutledge studies in criminal behaviour


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