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Sexually Aggressive Murder: A Case Study
Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice (1991)
  • Kenneth D. Tunnell, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Terry C. Cox, Eastern Kentucky University

This paper, from research of a larger qualitative case study, describes a random abduction and murder that involved both sexual and aggressive components. The social-psychological and psychiatric history of the of fender and the interactive effects associated with the murder episode are described. This study reveals the complexities of a capital case involving an offender with overt psychiatric and psychological disorders. Further more, we demonstrate the complexity of a capital case with the components of sex and aggression and situate this offender as one who potentially could have become a serial murderer.

DOI: 10.1177/104398629100700404

  • sex ad agression,
  • random abduction and murder,
  • psychiatric and psychological disorders crime,
  • murder sex deviance
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Kenneth D. Tunnell and Terry C. Cox. "Sexually Aggressive Murder: A Case Study" Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice Vol. 7 Iss. 4 (1991)
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