2007 Profiling of Serial Homicide and Sex Crime Offenders Kristine Jacquin, Ph.D. psychology CD 10353 Profiling of criminal offenders has been featured on a variety of television shows, such as Law and Order: SVU and Criminal Minds. Despite (and perhaps, because of) the increase in notoriety of psychological profiling, many forensic psychologists may be skeptical of this investigative tool. Is such skepticism warranted? The proposed presentation will evaluate this question by describing common approaches to psychological profiling of serial homicide and sex crime offenders.
2007 Evaluating Sexual Homicide at Capital Sentencing: Two Case Examples John M Fabian PsyD psychology CD
10355 This presentation will address the preparation of death penalty mitigation in light of U.S. Supreme Court cases such as Wiggins v. Smith (2003) and Ohio v. Lockett (1978). Specifically, this author will present the preparation of mitigation relevant to sexual deviancy disorders in sexual homicide cases. The expert witness must consider the fact that presenting mitigation as to character, background, and mental disorder are relevant to the defendant s moral culpability at capital sentencing. Presenting information relevant to a defendant s sexual deviancy disorder to assist the jury in understanding the homicide they convicted him of is important for the defense team to consider.
2006 Equivocal death psychological autopsies in case of criminal homicide Frank Dattillo PhD psychology journal 7018 On a rainy Saturday morning in February, at 2:00 a.m., a middle-aged man in a pickup truck, who will be referred to as Mr. X, pulled up to a local hospital emergency room with a woman in her early 40s. The woman had been shot in the mouth and was wrapped in an old bed sheet. Mr. X informed the officials at the emergency room that he had found the woman lying on the side of the road and picked her up, wrapped her in the only material that he had available, and brought her to the hospital s emergency room...This article reviews the recent literature on psychological autopsies and presents a case vignette in which the defendant was charged with criminal homicide. Psychology
2006 Homicide due to sudden and intense passion Alexander Obolsky MD psychiatry tapes 10239 no abstract
2000 Catathymic violence in a case of triple homicide Marc Nesca PhD psychiatry journal 1470 In this article, we describe a case of chronic catathymia that culminated with the triple homicide of three attachment figures. Our subject is a 43-year-old Caucasian man without prior criminal history, substance abuse difficulties, or violent behavior. By all accounts, Mr. X was deeply devoted to his children and a contributing member of society. Yet, in early 1998, he bludgeoned his two children and common-law wife to death with an ax before attempting suicide. He is currently serving a life sentence in a Canadian penitentiary. Our goal in reporting this case study is to increase awareness of this condition and the associated treatment needs.
2000 Homicide in Northern Nigeria- a clinico-forensic survey Yakubu Mafullul MD psychiatry journal 717 The clinico-forensic aspects of homicide in northern Nigeria are presented, based on an interview of 118 subjects comprising 85% of homicide convicts at the Jos federal prison. Although psychotic motives and acute alcohol intoxication were held by the courts to account for the offenses of 24% of the accused, the study suggests that psychotic motives and substance use disorders (including alcohol intoxication) could be held to account for the offenses of 39.8% of the accused. There was under-utilization of psychiatric services in the trial and disposition of homicide offenders. A recommendation is made for greater liaison between the criminal justice system and mental health services.
1999 Homicide in Northern Nigeria Yakubu Mafullul MD psychiatry journal 8072 no abstract
1998 The family dynamics of sexual homicide perpetrators Robert G. Ley, PhD psychology tape 1196 The crime of sexual homicide occurs infrequently, but is often the sensationalized subject of media reports and movies. Sexual homicide is a general term used to refer to a murder involving a sexual element which may involve direct sexual interference or symbolic sexual assault. However, perhaps because of the rarity of the offense, there are relatively few studies of sexual homicide perpetrators. The presentation will feature a report on the family relationships and dynamics of 29 sexual homicide offenders compared to a group of nonsexual homicide offenders. These results are pertinent to understanding the often bizarre crime of sexual homicide.
1997 Stalking, uxoricide and serial homicide--backlash against women s rights movement Michael Stone MD psychiatry tapes 1285 There has been a dramatic increase in the U.S. since the 60s in serial sexual homicide, obsessional stalking, and, to a lesser extent, uxoricide. This trend may be a social symptomatic expression of protest on the part of the sexually and economically insecure men against women who no longer tolerate male "control." These crimes appear to be predominantly phenomena of a socioeconomically disadvantaged population where these insecurities are most intensely felt. Participants will become aware of the personality profiles and social backgrounds which appear to predispose certain males to violently mistreat, brutalize or kill women and how recent cultural changes may have contributed to these acts of aggression.
1996 Adolescent homicide, defendant tried as an adult, expert testimony-murder of parents Timothy Michals MD
Steven Samuel PhD
psychiatry tape 10035 In a recent case, a teenager admitted to murdering his parents in his family's home. A decertification hearing determined that he would be tried as an adult. At the hearing and jury trial, the authors provided psychiatric and psychological testimony for the prosecution. At trial, focus was whether this young man was legally insane at the time he committed the murders. The authors will describe their experiences and present for discussion the insanity defense and plea of guilty by reason of mental illness. Helpful evaluative guidelines and procedures will be offered.
1996 Abolition of insanity defense in Utah- NGRI homicide case-abridgement of rights Roger T Sharp JD psychiatry tapes 1468 The insanity defense, argues this attorney, is as much a part of the concept of "ordered liberty" as any other right. This right has been abridged in Utah, one of several states which, after the Hinckley case, abolished the plea of insanity as a defense to criminal conduct. This trial is discussed.
1996 On homicide-suicide- psychocultural perspectives and implications Timothy T Law PhD psychology tape 10031 Through presentation and case illustrations of defendants charged with murder, murder-suicide, and attempted murder, the presenter will discuss the relevance and implication of cultural perspectives to legal issues in the courtroom, and to the forensic examiner. Participants will be sensitized to psychocultural perspectives in criminal cases.
1996 Cocaine, homicide and criminal responsibility Hadley Osran MD psychiatry journal 380 Cocaine use produces a wide range of psychiatric symptoms. Therefore, a criminal defendant who was under the influence of cocaine at the time of the alleged crime, may have been suffering from sufficient mental impairment in which a cocaine-related psychiatric defense may be viable. For example, a defendant suffering from an acute, nonpsychotic cocaine intoxication may be confused, agitated, hostile and impulsive. These symptoms may impair the defendant s ability to premeditate during the commission of a homicide, thus reducing the defendant s degree of culpability. Because of its effects, cocaine use has played a major role in the increase of violent crime in this country. This article reviews two cases in which cocaine use had a substantial role in the commission of homicide. The issues regarding cocaine related psychiatric impairment, the defendant s mental state and criminal responsibility will be discussed. In addition, this article will provide an overview of the legal aspects of criminal responsibility. Lastly, the pertinent legal case precedents will be discussed.
1996 Evaluation of defendant charged with capital homicide Vickie R Gregory PhD, JD psychology tape 10003 no abstract
1995 Role of psychiatrist in homicide, capital and appeals cases Jay M Jackman MD psychiatry tapes 10019 no abstract
1995 Homicide, prosecutorial and jury discretion, psychopathology and the death penalty Richard Yarvis MD psychiatry tapes 1345 no abstract
1995 Intervention in community tragedy: arson and homicide CL Robinson psychology tape 10059 no abstract
1995 Analysis of serial homicide in the case of Joel Rifkin using the neuropsychiatric developmental model J Arturo Silva MD psychiatry journal 10280 no abstract
1993 Homicidal thoughts and racism in a workers' compensation population-detection test Gail T Applebaum PhD psychology tape 1390 A target detection test, originally designed to examine sustained attention and response speed in brain damaged patients, unexpectedly revealed response patterns and an error type in persons suspected of malingering. The error type has occurred with such low frequency in persons with known brain damage that its appearance in the performances of suspected malingerers is highly suggestive of faked dysfunction. The test and performances of a non-brain-damaged sample, brain damaged samples, and suspected malingerers is presented. Participants will learn about extant methods of detecting malingering with neuropsychological assessment techniques and the potential contribution the target detection test may make to this difficult process.

1992 Sexual homicide- offender descriptions, crime variables, diagnoses- 15 cases reviewed Joseph A Noone MD psychiatry tapes 1897 Speaker undertakes reviews fifteen cases of sexual homicide. Objective of the study is to define subgroups in this population. Cases include descriptions of offenders, crime variables, diagnoses and situational factors.
1991 Psychopathology of serial sexual homicide: review of the possibilities James S Brown Jr MD psychiatry journal 8038 no abstract
1991 Historical similarity of 20th century serial sexual homicide to pre-20th century occurrences of Vampirsm James Brown Jr MD psychiatry journal 6098 The current concepts of the 20th century phenomenon known as serial sexual homicide and the 19th century occurrence of vampirism are shown to be inaccurate, most likely due to media misrepresentations of the full nature of the crimes. Serial sexual homicide is shown to be composed of rape, murder, necrophilia, mutilation, cannibalism and drinking of blood, which are identical features of what has been historically referred to over the last two centuries as vampirism, necrophilia, or lust murder. The confusion over terminology is best solved by the continued use of serial sexual homicide to describe these crimes, although it is imperative to realize that 1) these crimes are not new and are probably not dependent on 20th century culture, and 2) an understanding of the psychological basis of these crimes will be found in examination of the motives found in classical necrophilia and vampirism.
1988 Violent homicide in two patients with movement disorders LD King MD psychiatry tapes 1491 Two adolescent males who committed violent homicide are viewed from medical, neurological, psychiatric, psychological and familial social perspectives. Both males exhibit facial tics and one exhibits abnormal vocalizations. The possible relationship to Tourette's Disorder to potential for violence is discussed.
1988 Long-term treatment of a psychotic sociopathic homicidal patient: case study Jerome Schutte MD psychiatry journal 6202 no abstract
1987 Psychiatric perspectives of homicide J Aaroboleda-Florez MD psychiatry journal 6097 Murder is the one of the most fashionable and marketable subjects. In North America a child may witness up to 15,000 television killings by the age of 15 and a typical adult may witness well in excess 150,000 murders in his or her lifetime.
1986 Homicide and mental illness: a study of 71 convicted murderers DE Wilcox MD psychiatry journal 6082 A study was made of 71 convicted subjects convicted of homicides . A major effort in the study was to identify the incidence and type of mental illness present in the persons convicted. It was discovered that among those convicted that there were seven chronic paranoid schizophrenics, one case of methamphetamine psychosis, one person with prior surgery for temporal lobe trauma, one case of multiple infarct dementia and eight chronic methamphetamine users.
1986 Murder and madness-suggestion for homicide prevention Donald Lunde MD psychiatry journal 8029 We can be relatively certain that the information we have collected is relatively accurate. But when we are thrust into the position of having to predict what a patient of ours will do in the future, we move on to very unstable ground. While it is possible to predict what a large group will do in the future, individual human behavior is by nature unpredictable.
1985 Homicide and suicide associated with Akathisia and Haloperidol Jerome Schulte MD psychiatry journal 6081 Haloperidol and other similar agents are used in emergency rooms to control agitated and violent psychotic symptoms. On occasion there appear to be homicidal and suicidal results. 5 cases discussed.
1985 Relationship of mental illness to homicide-10 cases DE Wilcox MD psychiatry journal 6069 A reviewer who read this paper said: "The subject is important and Wilcox is be commended for his interesting examination of the data in a total county population.
1984 Homicide offenders within the family AE Daniel MD psychiatry tapes 10174 Speaker presents the results of a 240-subject study undertaken comparing those accused of homicide within the family to other homicide offenders.