Diagnostic patterns among three violent offender types.

R. M. Yarvis,
Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law 23(3): 411-9, 1995.
The promulgation of effective prevention and treatment strategies for the complex behavioral acts that constitute rape and homicide awaits the availability of reliable etiological data, including diagnostic data. This article endeavors to enhance that database by providing a comparison of the diagnostic presentations of three offender groups--murderers, rapists, and rapists who murder their victims.