Profile of Serial and Single-Victim Homicide Offenders in Brazil: A Brief Descriptive Study

This study presents the criminal profile of homicide offenders in prisons across Brazil. The sample was N = 189 male participants, single-victim homicide (n = 87) and serial homicides (n = 102). Most of the sample had less than nine years of formal education and the most frequent age was 15–28. Robb...

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Main Author: Silva, Ana Paula J. (Author)
Contributors: Saffi, Fabiana ; Soares, Amanda Rafaella Abreu ; de Almeida Rocca, Cristiana Castanho ; Durães, Ricardo S. S. ; Serafim, Antonio P.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2024
In: Victims & offenders
Year: 2024, Volume: 19, Issue: 4, Pages: 656–670
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Summary:This study presents the criminal profile of homicide offenders in prisons across Brazil. The sample was N = 189 male participants, single-victim homicide (n = 87) and serial homicides (n = 102). Most of the sample had less than nine years of formal education and the most frequent age was 15–28. Robbery homicide was the most frequent motivation for both groups and fight/settling scores were more common in the single homicide group. Men victims were more frequent for both groups. Acquaintances (56.3%) in single homicides and unknown to the aggressor (64.4%) in serial homicides. Firearms was the main method of execution. Mental disorder was more frequent (24.5%) in serial homicides.
ISSN:1556-4991
DOI:10.1080/15564886.2023.2239234