Necrophilia: Forensic and Medico-legal Aspects

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CRC Press, Apr 19, 2016 - Law - 268 pages
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Necrophilia: Forensic and Medico-legal Aspects is the first text that deals with the scientific aspects of necrophilia from a multidisciplinary point of view. After an introduction that provides a general scientific, social, and historical perspective, this volume:

  • Explores causes and contributing factors, covering biological theories and genetics, as well as trauma, brain anomalies, and substance abuse
  • Offers an original approach to classification, creating ten levels of severity from role playing to homicidal necrophilia
  • Discusses necrophilia epidemiology, exploring offender characteristics and habits
  • Provides 20 case studies of infamous as well as less publicized cases
  • Details the forensics approach to necrophilia investigation
  • Examines current legislation and mores across the world
  • Explains the challenges involved with providing expert testimony
 

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Contents

Necrophilia Overview and Historical Aspects
1
Etiology
23
Classification
43
Epidemiology of Necrophilia
99
Case Studies
113
Medicolegal Investigation
153
Legal and EthicalAspects of Necrophilia
195
Expert Testimony in Necrophilia Cases
219
Necrophilia and Abuse ofCorpsesA Brief Chronology
235
Back cover
239
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