Offender profiles and crime scene patterns in Belgian sexual murders

Gerard, F.J., Mormont, C. and Kocsis, R.N. 2007. Offender profiles and crime scene patterns in Belgian sexual murders. in: Kocsis, R.N. (ed.) Criminal Profiling: International Theory, Research, and Practice Springer. pp. 27-47

Chapter titleOffender profiles and crime scene patterns in Belgian sexual murders
AuthorsGerard, F.J., Mormont, C. and Kocsis, R.N.
EditorsKocsis, R.N.
Abstract

This chapter reports on an original empirical study into the demographic and behavioral characteristics of 33 Belgian sexual murderers. The analysis of these offenders and their crimes identified two broad offense templates that typically characterize these crimes. These were, respectively, labeled ‘‘opportunistic-impulsive’’ and ‘‘sadist-calculator.’’ The similarities these templates bear to other international models in the area of sexual murder are also considered.

Book titleCriminal Profiling: International Theory, Research, and Practice
Page range27-47
Year2007
PublisherSpringer
Publication dates
Published2007
ISBN9781603271462
9781588296849
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60327-146-2_2

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