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Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria

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COSTA, Christian da Silva  and  MELLO, Marcelo Feijó de. Behavioral indicators of propensity to murder sex offenders. J. bras. psiquiatr. [online]. 2012, vol.61, n.1, pp.33-38. ISSN 0047-2085.

OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the association between personality characteristics and type of rape (with or without the victim's death). METHODS: As a strategy to study, we used behavioral indicators that may be associated with antisocial personality in order to differentiate the externalizing behaviors of sex offenders who kill its victims. RESULTS: The sex offenders had externalizing behaviors related to antisocial personality. The group of individuals who committed rape resulting in death has these behavioral traits more prevalent later in life. CONCLUSION: We conclude that sex offenders, appear to have indicators that allow a deeper investigation in relation to antisocial personality, but those who kill their victims differ in their historical behavior of those who do not commit murder subsequent to the act of rape. Are indicators of behavioral propensity to murder sex offenders, are more commonly under the influence of alcohol/drugs during the act of rape, suicidality, premature start of criminal life and high impulsivity.

Keywords : Murder; rape; antisocial; violence.

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