Autor: Teodor Manea

Publicat în: Revista Universul Juridic nr. 10/2021

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Abstract: Although a rape in itself is a physical act, it involves numerous psychological aspects regarding both the perpetrator and the victim. In this article, we explore several aspects of rape that we deem highly relevant, from a psycho-criminological perspective.

More specifically, we explore some of the major motivations of rapists and we debunk a major myth regarding their motivations, and we look at the personality of rapists from the perspective of the Big Five personality inventory, and, also, we compare the psychology of single-time rapists with that of serial rapists.

Keywords: rape, sexual assault, psychology, criminology, serial rapist, victim.