Serial crimes are crimes of a repetitive nature. Serial murder, serial rape, and serial arson are crimes committed by repeat offenders. However, according to criminologists, habitual offenders or career criminals are not necessarily serial criminals.
FBI Special Agents undergo considerable training conducting rape investigations and have accrued uncommon investigative experience conducting serial rape investigations, characteristically identifying the following categories of perpetrators:
- Power-assertive: Entitled to do whatever he wants with women.
- Anger-retaliatory: Getting even with women for real or imagined wrongs.
- Opportunistic: Committing another crime seizes the moment.
- Gang rape: Generally involves three  or more individuals categorized as power-assertive, anger-retaliatory and/or opportunistic with a leader and a reluctant participant—generally playing for each other’s approval.
The FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit (BSU) through its legacy of training, research, and consultation activities, has developed techniques, tactics, and procedures that have become a staple for agents investigating serial rape and used “not” only by law enforcement, but the officials in the intelligence and military communities. BSU investigators have amassed much useful information and data about serial rape, including the fact the crime is not about sex, but rather anger, control and violence with sex being the weapon.
While assailants come from many different backgrounds, serial rape tends to be committed by someone with a low economic profile and someone with a history of conflict and trouble with women, in particular an inability to relate both personally and sexually.
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