Necrophilia: Forensic and Medico-legal Aspects

1st Edition

Anil Aggrawal

CRC Press
Published December 7, 2010
Reference - 268 Pages - 29 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420089127 - CAT# 89129

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Summary

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