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Fred West: Bio-Psycho-Social Investigation of Psychopathic Sexual Serial Killer

Boduszek, Daniel and Hyland, Philip (2012) Fred West: Bio-Psycho-Social Investigation of Psychopathic Sexual Serial Killer. International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory, 5 (1). pp. 864-870. ISSN 1916-2782

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This paper looks briefly at the case study of psychopathic sexual serial killer Frederick Walter Stephen West. His criminal behaviour and other behavioural problems are often assumed to be rooted in the home, inadequate discipline, or poor role models. However, based on research arguments presented in this paper, it is obvious that the answer to what significantly contributed to the development of this complex distorted personality and subsequent violent behaviour is far more multifaceted. It seems to be a result of a highly complex interaction of biological, psychological and sociological factors.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Daniel Boduszek
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 13:19
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 23:38


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