William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Wednesday, 26, October, 2011

Graduate School–Rape and Sex Homicides

Filed under: Forensics,Teaching — williamthecoroner @ 12:21

I. Introduction
A. Types of rape
B. Defenses to rape
C. Date rape etc.
D. Rape kit

II Types of rape
A. Rape is a crime of power and control
B. Rapists not “oversexed”
1. Many have regular partners
2. “Power rush when rapists realize they have total physical control over someone weaker; that joy at degrading and terrorizing another human being for the sexually expressed thrill of it.”—Alice Vachss
C. Types of rape
1. Power-assertive
a. 40%
b. Values
i. Machismo
ii. Aggression
iii. Traditional sex roles
iv. Cop wanna-bes
c. Random victims
d. Humiliation, trauma
e. Ejaculation on victims/urination on victims

2. Power-reassurance
a. 28% of perps
b. “Gentleman rapist”
c. Characteristics
i. of average intelligence
ii. not physically aggressive
iii. insecure about his masculinity
iv. socially-deficient
v. unable to develop relationships
d. Knows the victim
i. stalking
ii. erotomanic component
e. “Relationship
i. emulate foreplay
ii. give victim phone number
iii. set up second date
vi. fantasize about relationships

3. Anger-retalitatory
a. 28% of perps
b. Substance abuse
i. impulsive
ii. anger towards victim
iii. dumb
c. Anger related
d. spontaneous attacks to hurt
e. Leave evidence

4. Amger-excitiation
a. 5% of rapes
b. Charming, intelligent and elusive
c. Enjoys inflicting pain and humiliation
i. Anal eroticism
ii. Oral-genital contact after ano-genital contact
iii. Urinate upon victim
d. Murder for the thrill of it.

III Defenses to rape
A. Three defenses
1. It never happened
2. It was consensual
3. It wasn’t the defendant
a. “SODDI” Some Other Dude Did It

B. It never happened
1. Cast aspersions on the mental status of the victim
2. Vulnerable victims
a. Mental illness
b. Retardation
c. Incarceration
3. “Reasons to lie”
a. Misattributed paternity 5-14%
b. Pregnancy
4. Put victim on trial
a. Jokes about rape
b. Burden of proof

C. It was consensual
1. Drugs and alcohol
2. People will lie.

D. It wasn’t the defendant
1. “SODDI” Some Other Dude Did It

IV. Date rape etc.
A. Date rape
1. Use of alcohol or drugs to lower inhibitions

B. Statuatory rape
1. Intercourse below age of consent (16)
2. Intercourse between persons >4 years apart

C. Abuse of power
1. Quid pro quo—tit for tat
2. Power differentials
a. Student-teacher
b. Prisoner-guard
c. Doctor-patient

V. “Rape kit”
A. External examination
1. Look for abrasions, contusions, lacerations
B. Forensic evidence
1. Pubic hair, DNA, Spermatazoa
2. Sperm lasts days
3. DNA Male inside, female inside

VI. Sex homicides
A. Asphyxial games
1. Choking

B. Homosexual homicides
1. Overkill
2. Multiple stabbings

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