Child homicide: parents who kill

From governments that enapt population-limiting legislation or commit wholesale neonaticide, to families who purposely allow a weak, infirm, or unfavorably gendered infant to perish rather than expend limited resources, neonaticide, and filicide are practiced on every continent and by every level of...

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Main Author: Schwartz, Lita Linzer
Contributors: Isser, Natalie (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Boca Raton, Fla. [u.a.] Taylor & Francis 2007
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Summary:From governments that enapt population-limiting legislation or commit wholesale neonaticide, to families who purposely allow a weak, infirm, or unfavorably gendered infant to perish rather than expend limited resources, neonaticide, and filicide are practiced on every continent and by every level of cultural complexity. What is endorsed in literature, biblical story, and fairy tale is condemned in popular culture. Taking an objective and diagnostic approach, Child Homicide: Parents Who Kill examines the crime of neonaticide from all angles including historical, cultural, psychological, and legal. The book details child homicide in its many forms such as shaken baby syndrome and Munchhausen by Proxy as well as the differing circumstances involved in infanticide and filicide. Unlike many books on the subject, it investigates the behaviour of the father - responsible in roughly 75 percent of these cases - whether aggressive, compolicit, or merely absent, and his ultimate culpability under the law ...
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-282) and index
Physical Description:297 S Ill 25 cm
ISBN:0849393663