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Sadistic fantasy, sadistic behaviour and offending.
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PMID:  6882989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper explores the genesis of sadistic behaviour in men and its relationship to crime. Sixteen male special hospital patients, each with a diagnosis of psychopathic disorder, formed the basis of this descriptive study. In only three cases were the crimes explicable in terms of external circumstances and personality traits. The offences of the remaining 13 cases became comprehensible only when the offender's internal circumstances were explored: investigation revealed repetitive sadistic masturbatory fantasies which had spilled over into overt behaviour because the patients had felt impelled to seek and create increasingly dangerous in vivo 'try-outs' of their fantasies. The paper discusses the crucial link between sadistic fantasy and behaviour.
M J MacCulloch; P R Snowden; P J Wood; H E Mills
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science     Volume:  143     ISSN:  0007-1250     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1983 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-10-28     Completed Date:  1983-10-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342367     Medline TA:  Br J Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Sex Offenses

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