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Endangered Children : Homicide and Other Crimes.

Author: Lita Linzer Schwartz; Natalie K Isser
Publisher: Hoboken : CRC Press, 2011.
Series: Pacific Institute series on forensic psychology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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From infancy onward, children are in danger from many sources, including parental and sibling abuse, drug abuse and mental illness in the home, parental neglect, and poverty. Removing an at-risk child from a troubled environment brings on a host of new concerns and is not always a panacea. Endangered Children: Homicide, and Other Crimes, Second Edition focuses on the myriad threats facing children and provides  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lita Linzer Schwartz; Natalie K Isser
ISBN: 9781439876282 1439876282
OCLC Number: 809766533
Description: 1 online resource (571 pages).
Contents: Children: An Endangered Species Throughout History Gender and Child Homicide The Literary Legacy Legacies of Ancient Cultures Mythologies Fairy Tales Child Homicide in Literature and Operas A Historical Note Neonaticide in Theory and in History: Who Are the Perpetrators? Sociobiological Perspectives Cross-Cultural Perspectives A Brief Look at Asian Cultures Cultural Causes in the West A Historical Perspective Abandonment Penalties of the Past Motives for Abuse Why Murder? Neonaticide Psychological Explanations The Role of Shame Denial of Pregnancy Psychological/Psychiatric Diagnoses Reaction and Revenge Neonaticide and Its Alternatives Options in Pregnancy Abortion Carrying the Pregnancy to Term Mothering A Comment on "Illegitimacy" Placement for Adoption Abandonment Neonaticide Neonaticide and the Law Legal Ramifications Variations in Charges and Sentencing Should Neonaticide Be Punished? If So, How? Anglo-American Laws and Sentencing American Law What About the Fathers? In Transition: From One Form of Child Abuse to Another Neonaticide Syndrome Shaken Baby Syndrome/Shaking Impact Syndrome Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Gaining Evidence Postpartum Depression Disorders Differentiating the Disorders Case Examples The Andrea Yates Case Other Cases What Can Be Done Early Diagnosis Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale Legal Controversies Infanticide, Filicide, and Other Abuses Motives What Kind of Parent ... ? Other Motives Faith Healing Cultural Differences Paternal Homicide Child Abuse Pedophiles Legal Ramifications The Survivors If These Are the Causes ... The Law and Crimes Against Children The Insanity Defense Postpartum Depression Versus Postpartum Psychosis Alternative Defenses In Defense of the Defendant Variations in Penalties An Interesting Question Are the Laws Antifemale? Looking Back and Ahead Choice and Reproduction Arguments The Abortion Controversy Religious Views Language and Imagery In the Courts Does Fetus = Person? Euthanasia and Infanticide To Treat or Not to Treat Conjoined Twins Legislative and Judicial Responses Eugenics, Mercy Killing, and Euthanasia The Parental Positions Child Abuse: Preventive Measures Prevention of Neonaticide Sex Education Pregnancy Prevention Secondary Prevention Preventing Infanticide and Filicide Other Alternatives Preventive Legislation Reform Abortion Summarizing the Alternatives Concluding Thoughts and Recommendations The DeShaney Case Provide Information Therapeutic Rehabilitation The Role of Therapeutic Jurisprudence References Index
Series Title: Pacific Institute series on forensic psychology.

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From infancy onward, children are in danger from many sources, including parental and sibling abuse, drug abuse and mental illness in the home, parental neglect, and poverty. Removing an at-risk child from a troubled environment brings on a host of new concerns and is not always a panacea. Endangered Children: Homicide, and Other Crimes, Second Edition focuses on the myriad threats facing children and provides insight into possible solutions. Beginning with a history of child abuse, the book explores this phenomenon as presented in literature and in other cultural references. It then provides.

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