Archives par mot-clé : Homicidal (sexual) violence

Jean-Yves Chagnon: the making of a monster: from devastated sensoriality to homicidal violence

Examining the case of an adolescent rapist and murderer post mortem, this article presents the failures of adolescent creation and the reappearance, in the form of monstrous acts of violence, of a devastated sensoriality from early childhood. Structural psychopathology is not enough to account for this case. Nevertheless, psychodynamic psychocriminality attempts to describe a language of body and act, a preliminary to a multidimensional “incarcerated” treatment which could perhaps help such subjects recover a part of their humanity.

Adolescence, 2014, 32, 4, 735-744.