Thesis Committee Member(s)
College for Professional Studies
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Serial killers are a cultural phenomenon. Their grisly crimes have marred magazines, news, books and even films. While the social scientific community is slowly coming to understand these individuals, much remains unknown about them. A common theme in the majority of serial killings is a very strong sexual component. This study analyzed data to develop a scale in which to measure the amount of sexual aggression used by serial killers in three different populations. These populations included male serial killers, male/male serial killer dyads and male/female serial killer dyads. Due to time constraints this study was performed as an unobtrusive content analysis using existing academic literature such as books and articles written by professionals in the social science and forensic psychology fields.
Date of Award
© Lauren Aunkst
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Aunkst, Lauren, "An Evaluation of Sexually Aggressive Behavior in Serial-Sexual Homicide" (2014). Regis University Student Publications. 208.