Prompted by a particularly brutal case of homicide, in which the victim was completely decapitated, the authors provide some suggestions for reflection on the theme of narcissistic aggressiveness. Starting from the pathological-forensic analysis of the lesions inflicted, they then examine the role of narcissism from a criminological standpoint, with particular regard to threatened egotism and grandiosity as a trigger of murder.This point of view could help forensic pathologists to understand the psychological aspects of homicide cases.

Narcissism and violence: criminological understanding from a homicide case of complete decapitation

Rocca, G;Bonsignore, A;Caputo, F;Ventura, F;Verde, A
2019-01-01

Abstract

Prompted by a particularly brutal case of homicide, in which the victim was completely decapitated, the authors provide some suggestions for reflection on the theme of narcissistic aggressiveness. Starting from the pathological-forensic analysis of the lesions inflicted, they then examine the role of narcissism from a criminological standpoint, with particular regard to threatened egotism and grandiosity as a trigger of murder.This point of view could help forensic pathologists to understand the psychological aspects of homicide cases.
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