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Child Homicide: Parents Who Kill [Kindle Edition]

Lita Linzer Schwartz , Natalie Isser

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Book Description

From governments that enact 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, infanticide, and filicide, are practiced on every continent and by every level of cultural complexity.

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. Expanding on the first edition, published as Endangered Children: Neonaticide, Infanticide, and Filicide, this edition details child homicide in its many forms such as shaken baby syndrome and Munchausen-by-Proxy as well as the differing circumstances involved in infanticide and filicide. Unlike many books on the subject, it investigates the behavior of the father--deemed responsible in roughly 75 percent of these cases--whether aggressive, complicit, or merely absent, and his ultimate culpability under the law.

The authors study the influence of today's media, and how its lightning-fast dissemination of these shocking and often complicated stories affect public opinion, copycat crime, and legal bias. This book explains legal defenses including insanity, differential post partum diagnosis such as post-partum psychosis, and discusses new policies, more appropriate, therapeutic punishments, and preventive measures.

Child Homicide: Parents Who Kill places this phenomenon in its historical, cultural, and human context and makes us realize that this is not just someone else's nightmare.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2893 KB
  • Print Length: 297 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (15 Aug. 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00192QW46
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,682,447 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Child Homicide: Parents that Kill 24 Aug. 2008
By Amy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I am so glad I checked this book out from the library instead of paying the almost $100 for it. Don't get me wrong this is a good book, for those of you who are reading this as a research or doing a paper on this issue or as needed for class. But if you are a true crime lover this book is not for you. It gives general case study information, but no details. It is hard to stay involved in reading this book page by page because there is no one certain case to get attached to. However like I said this is very good for research....however short of that you're better off reading something else.
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