Internet in The Function of Promotion of Bestiality: Profiling Zoophiles




Internet, paraphilia, bestiality, zoophilia, profiling


The Internet is an inseparable part of contemporary man’s everyday life. The catalog of positive sides of this global information system, which encourage the development of creativity, is inexhaustible. Simultaneously, many negative aspects of the Internet in the context of breach of security, exposure to inappropriate content and promotion of bestiality exist. Therefore, in this paper we pay special attention to zoophilia, a specific disorder from the domain of paraphilia, which includes a sexual preference for animals with ethical and harmful consequences for health. According to the available data from the digital space, it is noted that this disorder affects a significant number of individuals. It is an very complex and sensitive disorder, which requires a multidisciplinary approach, including a psychopathological approach that would explore the symptoms, nature and factors (hereditary, organic and social) of pathological conditions and processes in these individuals. With tendency that this scientific paper represents an adequate reaction to make this disorder more visible, as part of preventive programs before the late manifestation, we applied methods: quantitative and qualitative content analysis, comparative analysis (reaction to zoophilia) and descriptive and analytical statistics. The goal is to recognize zoophilia as a disease and bestiality, that is, inhuman behavior, which requires an effective response from the social community.


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How to Cite

Bjelajac, Željko, Merdović, B., & Filipović, A. M. (2023). Internet in The Function of Promotion of Bestiality: Profiling Zoophiles. International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE), 11(1), 153–164.



Received 2023-03-20
Accepted 2023-04-12
Published 2023-04-20

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