Serial rapists are primarily concerned with inflicting pain, terror, and trauma on the bodies and in the minds of innocent victims. Some rapists vary in the degree of violence in their fantasies and method of operation. Serial rapists apply diverse strategies and lures to attract their victims. Dark fantasies motivate these rapists to search for, find, and capture victims. These serial offenders engage in compulsive fantasies that require traumatized victims to satisfy their antisocial and pathological needs.

Individual serial rapist motivation and patterns overlap, but subjugation, control, and power remain central themes. Diverse techniques, fantasies, and preferences unfold under the influence of the serial rapist's mind-set and personal desires. Core behaviors, verbal scripts, and psychological signature clues have the potential to help construct investigative profiles of ...

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