By Lita Linzer Schwartz,Natalie K. Isser
From infancy onward, little ones are at risk from many assets, together with parental and sibling abuse, drug abuse and psychological affliction in the house, parental overlook, and poverty. elimination an at-risk baby from a surroundings brings on a bunch of recent issues and isn't consistently a panacea. Endangered little ones: murder, and different Crimes, moment Edition specializes in the myriad threats dealing with teenagers and offers perception into attainable solutions.
Beginning with a heritage of kid abuse, the publication explores this phenomenon as provided in literature and in different cultural references. It then presents sociobiological and cross-cultural views on neonaticide. It examines explanations for abuse and explores how disgrace and denial of being pregnant may end up in the killing of an youngster inside of moments of its start.
The booklet examines criminal ramifications to neonaticide within the U.S. and in a foreign country, together with mental and psychiatric defenses. extra chapters specialize in shaken child syndrome and Munchausen Syndrome by way of Proxy, and the e-book incorporates a new bankruptcy on postpartum melancholy. The authors contain profiles of numerous infamous circumstances, together with Susan Smith and Andrea Yates. additionally they talk about matters regarding abortion and euthanasia, and finish via suggesting preventive measures to baby abuse and healing rehabilitation.
Exploring a social tragedy from mental, sociological, and criminological views, the authors try and resolution the numerous questions that come up from those crimes opposed to our such a lot susceptible, delivering readers a thought-provoking source that's certain to motivate extra study and inquiry.
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Endangered Children: Homicide and Other Crimes, Second Edition (Pacific Institute Series on Forensic Psychology) by Lita Linzer Schwartz,Natalie K. Isser