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Serial killers: Relation between childhood maltreatment and sexual relations with the victims

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 March 2020

F.J. De Santiago Herrero
Affiliation:
Salamanca University, Personaliad, Evaluación y Tratamientos Psicológicos, Salamanca, Spain
C. Torres Delgado
Affiliation:
Universidad de Salamanca, Máster de Psicoanálisis Clínico, Salamanca, Spain
M. García-Mateos
Affiliation:
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Facultad de Educación, Salamanca, Spain

Abstract

Introduction

Serial killer's (SK) familiar relations often present a disorganized adherence characterized by the paternal absence and the excessive maternal coldness or over-protection. This familiar diagram, joined to mistreatment situations, could generate different antisocial conducts in the child because of the vacancy of a significant strong figure.

Objectives

To study, in the SK, the relation between having suffered childhood mistreatment and the sexual aggression to the victims before killing them.

Method

A study is realized between the variables of childhood mistreatment and sexual aggression to the victims. The data has been extracted from 100 protocols of SK with different nationalities elaborated by the unit of analysis of criminal behavioral (University of Salamanca, Spain).

Results

The results show a significant relation between both variables.

Conclusions

It can be confirmed that the SK who have suffered childhood mistreatment sexually attack their victims before killing them while those who did not experiment it during their childhood do not realize that conduct.

Disclosure of interest

The authors have not supplied their declaration of competing interest.

Type
e-Poster Viewing: Forensic psychiatry
Copyright
Copyright © European Psychiatric Association 2017
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