Search:
Computing and Library Services - delivering an inspiring information environment

A Psychodynamic-Behaviourist Investigation of Russian Sexual Serial Killer Andrei Chikatilo

Willmott, Dominic, Boduszek, Daniel and Robinson, Rebecca (2017) A Psychodynamic-Behaviourist Investigation of Russian Sexual Serial Killer Andrei Chikatilo. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology. ISSN 1478-9949 (In Press)

[img] PDF - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (202kB)

Abstract

This paper looks briefly at the case study of Russian sexual serial killer Andrei Chikatilo. Whilst serial homicide has received wide ranging attention more broadly in the literature, Chikatilo’s criminality and sexually deviant behaviour have thus far lacked any in-depth psychological explanation, with his crimes attributed tentatively to dysfunction upbringing and innate deviance. However, based on theoretical arguments presented in the present investigation, a more detailed account of what may have contributed to the development of such extreme sexual violence and cognitive distortions is discussed. Consideration of psychodynamic and behaviourist perspectives lead to the conclusion that a complex interaction of biological, psychological, and sociological factors may account for the onset and continuation of his homicidal behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Sally Hughes
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2017 11:24
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 13:34
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/34060

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Repository Staff Only: item control page

View Item View Item

University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH Copyright and Disclaimer All rights reserved ©