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A descriptive study of sexual homicide in Canada: implications for police investigation.
Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2013 Dec; 57(12):1454-76.IJ

Abstract

Few empirical studies have been conducted that examine the phenomenon of sexual homicide, and among these studies, many have been limited by small sample size. Although interesting and informative, these studies may not be representative of the greater phenomenon of sexual murder and may be subject to sampling bias that could have significant effects on results. The current study aims to provide a descriptive analysis of the largest sample of sexual homicide cases across Canada in the past 62 years. In doing so, the study aims to examine offender and victim characteristics, victim targeting and access, and modus operandi. Findings show that cases of sexual homicide and sexual murderers included in the current study differ in many aspects from the portrait of the sexual murderer and his or her crime depicted in previous studies. The authors' results may prove useful to the police officers responsible for the investigation of these crimes.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22871587

Citation

Beauregard, Eric, and Melissa Martineau. "A Descriptive Study of Sexual Homicide in Canada: Implications for Police Investigation." International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, vol. 57, no. 12, 2013, pp. 1454-76.
Beauregard E, Martineau M. A descriptive study of sexual homicide in Canada: implications for police investigation. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2013;57(12):1454-76.
Beauregard, E., & Martineau, M. (2013). A descriptive study of sexual homicide in Canada: implications for police investigation. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 57(12), 1454-76. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X12456682
Beauregard E, Martineau M. A Descriptive Study of Sexual Homicide in Canada: Implications for Police Investigation. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2013;57(12):1454-76. PubMed PMID: 22871587.
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