Forensic and Medico-legal Aspects of Sexual Crimes and Unusual Sexual Practices

Anil Aggrawal

December 22, 2008 by CRC Press
Reference - 438 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420043082 - CAT# 43080


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  • Presents physical and psychological aspects of sexual practices in a cross-cultural medico-legal context
  • Covers a wide range of topics including sexual abuse, fetishism, necrophilia, and sadomasochism
  • Includes case studies from international legislation
  • Provides geographical prevalence of each kind of practice
  • Summary

    From sexual abuse and fetishism to necrophilia and sadomasochism, this unique volume identifies fourteen classifications of unusual sexual pathologies. Emphasizing the physical and psychological aspects of sexuality itself, the book presents detailed comparisons of legal and medical definitions, historical aspects, current incidence, and geographical prevalence of these offenses. It also explores the potential causes, discussing etiological theories and reviewing psychopathology. Highlighting the cross-cultural nature of the forensic aspects of human sexuality, the book examines various case studies in the context of international legislation. It also covers minor aberrant behavior such as coprolalia and troilism.


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