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Child Homicide: Parents Who Kill [Hardcover]

Lita Linzer Schwartz , Natalie Isser

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Table of Contents

Children: An Endangered Species
Throughout History
Gender and Child Homicide
The Literary Legacy
Child Homicide in Literature and Opera

Neonaticide in Theory and in History:
Who Are the Perpetrators?
Sociobiological Perspectives
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
An Historical Perspective

Motives for Murder
Why Murder?
Infanticide and Filicide

Neonaticide and Its Alternatives
Options in Pregnancy
Why Neonaticide?

Neonaticide and the Law
Legal Ramifications
Variations in Charges and Sentencing
Should Neonaticide Be Punished? If So, How?
Anglo-American Laws and Sentencing
What about the Fathers?

In Transition: From One Form of Child
Homicide to Another
Neonaticide Syndrome
Shaken Baby Syndrome/Shaking Impact Syndrome
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP)

Postpartum Depression Disorders
Differentiating the Disorders
Case Examples
What Can Be Done
Early Diagnosis
Legal Controversies

Infanticide and Filicide by Parents and
Their Surrogates
What Kind of Parent…?
Other Motives
Paternal Homicide
Child Abuse
Legal Ramifications
The Survivors
If These Are the Causes …

Neonaticide, Infanticide, Filicide, and the Law
The Insanity Defense
Postpartum Depression and Postpartum Psychosis
Alternative Defenses
In Defense of the Defendant
Variations in Penalties
An Interesting Question
Are the Laws Anti-female?
Looking Back and Ahead

Choice and Reproduction: Political and
Other Arguments
The Abortion Controversy
In the Courts
Euthanasia and Infanticide
Eugenics, Mercy-Killing, and Euthanasia
The Parental Positions

Child Homicide: Preventive Measures
Prevention of Neonaticide
Pregnancy Prevention
Preventing Infanticide and Filicide

Concluding Thoughts and Recommendations
Provide Information
Therapeutic Rehabilitation
The Role of Therapeutic Jurisprudence


Appendix A

Appendix B


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