Understanding Necrophilia: A Global Multidisciplinary Approach (Paperback)

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By Eric Hickey (Editor), Anil Aggrawal (Editor), Lee Mellor (Editor)
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Designed to serve as a complete reference guide for psychiatrists, social workers, those working in law enforcement, and students of forensic medicine and psychology Understanding Necrophilia: A Global Multidisciplinary Approach features the writing of experts from around the world who share professional, cultural, social, and legal insights on the subject.

This interdisciplinary text provides a balanced and applied approach to studying necrophilia, and examines the phenomenon from the perspectives of abnormal and social psychology, cultural sociology, criminology, criminal justice, forensic anthropology, medical pathology, and legal systems. Specific topics include historical, legal, definitional, and ethical issues surrounding necrophilia, its etiology, paraphilic co-morbidities, and various typologies and links to homicide.

Comprehensive and ground-breaking, Understanding Necrophilia is a well-researched, fearless academic examination of a topic that is both challenging and disturbing, and the author contributions are informative yet sensitive. Understanding Necrophilia can serve as a stand-alone text and is also an excellent supplement to standard textbooks on forensic psychology, criminology, and sexual deviance.

Lee Mellor is the author of Cold North Killers: Canadian Serial Murder and Rampage: Canadian Mass Murder and Spree Killing. He is a Ph.D. candidate at Concordia University in Montreal, where he lectures on social deviance.

Anil Aggrawal earned his M.D. in forensic medicine and toxicology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He teaches forensic medicine, pathology, and psychology at the Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi. He is currently researching his theory of paraphilic equivalence, which predicts same taxonomies for all paraphilias.

Eric Hickey is dean of the California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. He is currently researching his theory of relational paraphilic attachment and sexual predators.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781631899683
ISBN-10: 1631899686
Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
Publication Date: November 16th, 2016
Pages: 450
Language: English