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

By Lita Linzer Schwartz,Natalie Isser

From governments that enact population-limiting laws or dedicate wholesale neonaticide, to households who purposely let a susceptible, infirm, or unfavorably gendered toddler to perish instead of fritter away restricted assets, neonaticide, infanticide, and filicide, are practiced on each continent and through each point of cultural complexity.

Taking an target and diagnostic strategy, baby murder: mom and dad Who Kill examines the crime of neonaticide from all angles together with historic, cultural, mental, and criminal. increasing at the first variation, released as Endangered youngsters: Neonaticide, Infanticide, and Filicide, this version info baby murder in its many types similar to shaken child syndrome and Munchausen-by-Proxy in addition to the differing conditions serious about infanticide and filicide. in contrast to many books at the topic, it investigates the habit of the father--deemed in charge in approximately seventy five percentage of those cases--whether competitive, complicit, or basically absent, and his final culpability less than the legislation.

The authors learn the effect of cutting-edge media, and the way its lightning-fast dissemination of those surprising and sometimes advanced tales impact public opinion, copycat crime, and criminal bias. This publication explains criminal defenses together with madness, differential put up partum analysis resembling post-partum psychosis, and discusses new rules, extra acceptable, healing punishments, and preventive measures.

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

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