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Necrophilia

Forensic and Medico-legal Aspects

By Anil Aggrawal

CRC Press – 2010 – 268 pages

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Description

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

Reviews

" Dr. Aggrawal proceeds as a dispassionate scientist to unearth … both contemporary and historical cases that will amaze the reader, and also construct for the first time a classification of various kinds of necrophilia. … Along with his previous textbook, Forensic and Medico-legal Aspects of Sexual Crimes and Unusual Sexual Practices, Dr. Aggrawal has once again made a very important contribution to the criminal forensic literature. Necrophilia is extreme, it is rare, and it is inexplicable to most; but until now, it has also been devoid of a systematic, scientific, and investigative text…. ."

— From the Foreword by J. Reid Meloy, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego

Contents

Necrophilia: Overview and Historical Aspects

Introduction

Necrosadism

Necrophilia in Gravediggers and Mortuary Attendants

Historical Perspectives

Necrophilia in Greek Mythology

Dimoetes and an Unknown Woman

Achilles and Penthesilea

Necrophilia in Ancient Cultures

Greco-Roman Period

Middle Ages

The Legend of Jean Baptiste

Notorious French Necrophiles

Necrophilia in Wars and Battlefields

Modern Era

Forced Necrophilia during "The Rape of Nanking" (1937)

Charles Floyd (1940s)

Marilyn Monroe’s Case (1962)

Jesse Timmendequas (1994)

Chinese Case (1994)

Necrophilia in Folklore, Myths, and Legends

Necrophilia in the Arts and Literature

Necrophilia in Animals

Variations of Necrophilia

References

Etiology

Biological Theories

Genetic Basis

Trauma

Sexual Inadequacy

Alcoholism

Drugs

Temporal Lobe Anomalies

Harsh Treatment, Excessive Criticism, and Neglect during

Childhood

Sexual Abuse during Childhood

Erich Fromm’s Theory of Personality

Other Major Psychoanalytical Theories

Miscellaneous Causes

Conclusion

References

Classification

Introduction

Existing Classifications

Krafft-Ebing’s Classification

Wulffen’s Classification

Jones’s Classification

Hirschfeld’s Classification

Rosman and Resnick’s Classification

Conclusion

Need for a New Classification

Class I Necrophiles: Role Players

Class II Necrophiles: Romantic Necrophiles

Class III Necrophiles: People Having a Necrophilic

Fantasy (Necrophilic Fantasizers)

Class IV Necrophiles: Tactile Necrophiles

Class V Necrophiles: People Having a Fetishistic

Necrophilia (Fetishistic Necrophiles)

Class VI Necrophiles: People Having a Necromutilomania

(Necromutilomaniacs)

Class VII Necrophiles: Opportunistic Necrophiles

Class VIII Necrophiles: Regular Necrophiles

Class IX Necrophiles: Homicidal Necrophiles

Class X Necrophiles: Exclusive Necrophiles

Some Important Caveats

Merits of the New Classification

Combinations with Other Paraphilias

Anal Necrophilia

Incestuous Necrophilia

Other Paraphilias in Association with Necrophilia

References

Epidemiology of Necrophilia

Offender Characteristics

Age

Sex

Intelligence

Sexual Orientation

Association with Alcohol and Drugs

Alcohol

Other Drugs

Sex of the Corpses

Marital Status

History of Sadistic Acts

Nonnecrophilic Intercourse

Psychopathology

Occupation

References

Case Studies

Introduction

Jerry Brudos

Conclusions and Impressions

Ted Bundy

Conclusions and Impressions

Thor Nis Christiansen

Conclusions and Impressions

John Christie

Conclusions and Impressions

Graham Coutts

Conclusions and Impressions

Jeffrey Dahmer

Murders

Trial and Sentencing

Conclusions and Impressions

Mark Dixie

Sally Anne Bowman’s Murder

Conclusions and Impressions

Kenneth Douglas

Conclusions and Impressions

Ed Gein

Gradual Death of Gein’s Family Members

Gein Lives Alone

Gein’s Necrophilic Activities

Sentencing

Conclusions and Impressions

Karen Greenlee

Nicholas and Alexander Grunke, and Dustin Radke

Roderick Jones

Conclusions and Impressions

Lam Kor-wan

Lam’s Modus Operandi and His Victims

Arrest

Trial

Sentencing

Conclusions and Impressions

Anthony Merino

Tsutomu Miyazaki

Winston Moseley

Conclusions and Impressions

Moninder Singh Pandher and Surendra Koli

Conclusions and Impressions

Gary Ridgway

Serhiy Tkach

Conclusions and Impressions

Eli Ulayuk

Conclusions and Impressions

References

Medico-legal Investigation

Introduction

Examination of the Scene of Crime

Victim Pickup Site

Dug-Up Grave

Suspect’s Home

Excavations in and Around Suspect’s House

Closed Caption TV Footage

Examination of the Dead Body

DNA Profiling

Touch DNA

Primary, Secondary, and Tertial Transfer of DNA

Scattered Body Parts

Vaginal, Oral, and Rectal Swabs

Breast Swabs

Fingerprints on the Dead Body

Bite Marks on the Dead Body

Toxicology

Physical Evidence from the Corpses

Modus Operandi

Other Evidence

Examination of the Suspect

Suspect’s Belongings

Computer Forensics

Brain Mapping

Narcoanalysis

Other Tests

Psychological Assessment

Rorschach Test

MMPI

Intelligence Testing

Phallometric Assessment

Criminal Profiling

Criticisms

Linkage Analysis

Geographic Profiling

References

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Necrophilia

Legal Aspects of Necrophilia

Australia

Western Australia

Northern Territory

New South Wales

Tasmania

Victoria

Canada

France

Germany

India

South Africa

United Kingdom

United States

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Georgia

Hawaii

Iowa

Indiana

Kentucky

Michigan

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Washington

Wisconsin

Comparing and Contrasting Various Laws Regarding

Necrophilia

Ethical Aspects of Necrophilia

The Issue of Consent

Presumed Consent for Organ Donation and for

Necrophilia—Are There Parallels?

Necrophilia from a Hedonistic Viewpoint

Postmortem Sperm Procurement for Impregnation—Is It

Necrophilia?

References

Expert Testimony in Necrophilia Cases

Who Is an Expert?

Insanity Defense Taken by Necrophiles

Some Basic Rules for Expert Witnesses

As Far as Possible, Use Lay Language

Visual Display of Information

Do Not Venture into the Realm of Common Knowledge

Collins v. Zediker, A.D (PA, 1966)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Carolyn Ann King (1998)

Proving Intent through Expert Testimony

Surviving Cross-Examination

Dealing with Prior Statements

Corroborate Your Statements with Hard Scientific Facts

Don’t Be Afraid of Countering Another Expert

If Serving as a Defense Witness

Some Basic Rules for Lawyers

Proving Intent beyond Doubt

References

Necrophilia and Abuse of Corpses—A Brief Chronology

Index

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