By Lita Linzer Schwartz,Natalie Isser

ISBN-10: 0849393663

ISBN-13: 9780849393662

From governments that enact population-limiting laws or dedicate wholesale neonaticide, to households who purposely permit a susceptible, infirm, or unfavorably gendered baby to perish instead of dissipate constrained assets, neonaticide, infanticide, and filicide, are practiced on each continent and via each point of cultural complexity.

Taking an target and diagnostic method, baby murder: mom and dad Who Kill examines the crime of neonaticide from all angles together with ancient, cultural, mental, and felony. increasing at the first version, released as Endangered kids: Neonaticide, Infanticide, and Filicide, this variation info baby murder in its many kinds reminiscent of shaken child syndrome and Munchausen-by-Proxy in addition to the differing situations thinking about infanticide and filicide. not like 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 lower than the legislation.

The authors research the effect of latest media, and the way its lightning-fast dissemination of those stunning and sometimes complex tales impact public opinion, copycat crime, and felony bias. This e-book explains criminal defenses together with madness, differential submit partum prognosis reminiscent of 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 old, cultural, and human context and makes us discover that this isn't simply anyone else's nightmare.

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