Review Article of American Journal of Psychiatric Research and Reviews
Sadipathy – Conceptualization and Elucidation
Center for Criminal and Psychological Studies, Los Angeles, California
Sadipathy is a unique and relevant construct that merits full scholarly consideration and scientific investigation. Sadipathy has herein been conceptualized as a psychological and behavioral pathology directly cognate with extremely violent and sadistic actions. The sadipath is an individual that takes pleasure in victimizing others, inflicting serious pain and injury on others, and often even committing murder. Sadipathic individuals derive emotional, psychological, and/or sexual delectation in repeatedly inflicting suffering on others. Sadipathy is particularly associated with certain types of the most extreme offenders, such as serial killers and violent sexual offenders. Sadipathy is an apropos phenomenon to various academic and applied fields, such as psychology, psychiatry, criminology, sociology, criminal justice, law, and corrections. In the field of psychology, sadipathy would be particularly germane to the concentrations of criminal psychology, clinical psychology, and forensic psychology.
Keywords: sadipathy, sadipathic serial killer, serial murder, sadism, criminal psychology, criminology, forensic psychology.
How to cite this article:
Raqota Berger. Sadipathy – Conceptualization and Elucidation.American Journal of Psychiatric Research and Reviews, 2019, 2:7. DOI: 10.28933/ajprr-2019-06-1505
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