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By Lita Linzer Schwartz,Natalie Isser

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

Taking an target and diagnostic procedure, 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 young children: Neonaticide, Infanticide, and Filicide, this variation info baby murder in its many varieties equivalent to shaken child syndrome and Munchausen-by-Proxy in addition to the differing conditions interested by 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 research the impression of present day media, and the way its lightning-fast dissemination of those stunning and sometimes complex tales impact public opinion, copycat crime, and criminal bias. This publication explains criminal defenses together with madness, differential submit partum analysis similar to post-partum psychosis, and discusses new guidelines, extra applicable, healing punishments, and preventive measures.

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

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