Preventing Filicide in Families With Autistic Children

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects social behaviors and parent-child interaction. It has been associated with an increased risk of social victimization, and a recent rise in number of acts of filicide of developmentally disabled children has included several cases of autism...

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Published in:International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology
Main Author: Palermo, Mark T. (Author)
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:Undetermined language
Published: 2003
In:International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology
Year: 2003, Volume: 47, Issue: 1, Pages: 47-57
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Summary:Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects social behaviors and parent-child interaction. It has been associated with an increased risk of social victimization, and a recent rise in number of acts of filicide of developmentally disabled children has included several cases of autism. In this article, possible risk factors for filicidal behavior in families with autistic children and prevention strategies are reviewed
ISSN:0306-624X
DOI:10.1177/0306624X02239274