Child Homicide: Parents Who Kill by Lita Linzer Schwartz,Natalie Isser PDF

By Lita Linzer Schwartz,Natalie Isser

ISBN-10: 0849393663

ISBN-13: 9780849393662

From governments that enact population-limiting laws or devote wholesale neonaticide, to households who purposely let a vulnerable, infirm, or unfavorably gendered boy or girl to perish instead of dissipate constrained assets, neonaticide, infanticide, and filicide, are practiced on each continent and by means of each point of cultural complexity.

Taking an target and diagnostic technique, baby murder: mom and dad Who Kill examines the crime of neonaticide from all angles together with old, cultural, mental, and criminal. increasing at the first version, released as Endangered young children: Neonaticide, Infanticide, and Filicide, this variation info baby murder in its many kinds equivalent to shaken child syndrome and Munchausen-by-Proxy in addition to the differing situations occupied with infanticide and filicide. in contrast to many books at the topic, it investigates the habit of the father--deemed dependable in approximately seventy five percentage of those cases--whether competitive, complicit, or in basic terms absent, and his final culpability lower than the legislation.

The authors examine the impression of state-of-the-art media, and the way its lightning-fast dissemination of those surprising and sometimes advanced tales impact public opinion, copycat crime, and felony bias. This booklet explains felony defenses together with madness, differential submit partum analysis resembling post-partum psychosis, and discusses new rules, extra acceptable, healing punishments, and preventive measures.

Child murder: mom and dad Who Kill areas this phenomenon in its old, cultural, and human context and makes us detect that this isn't simply somebody else's nightmare.

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