'Swinging in the park'. An investigation of an autoerotic death

J. Hiss, S. B. Rosenberg, L. Adelson

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Abstract

Death during autoerotic episodes is of special concern to law enforcement officials, the coroner or medical examiner, the family of the decedent, and to society as a whole. As in the probing of any violent demise, accurate preservation of all evidentiary material, complete photographic documentation, reconstruction of the scene, and interviews with family and acquaintances ('psychological autopsy') are mandatory for proper completion of the case. A recent, atypical instance of sexual asphyxia arising from a bizare incident exemplifies the foregoing dicta and provides a vivid example of 'psychopathia sexualis'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-255
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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