Hybristophilia is a medical term used to describe people who are intensely attracted to and/or sexually aroused by highly-dangerous criminals. Most of the time, these criminals have committed gruesome crimes in the likes of rape, murder, or torture. Hybristophilia is a condition that affects more women than men.
Experts differentiate between two main categories of hybristophiliacs: aggressive or passive hybristophiliacs. The main causes of hybristophilia are psychological. This condition can be treated through therapeutic support.