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A history of infanticide in Britain, c. 1600 to the present

Author: Anne-Marie Kilday
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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This work provides a detailed history of infanticide in mainland Britain from 1600 to the modern era for the very first time. It examines continuity and change in the nature and characteristics of new-born child murder in Scotland, England and Wales over a chronology of more than four centuries. Alongside offering a comparative analysis of the types of individuals suspected of the offence, and a detailed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne-Marie Kilday
ISBN: 9780230547070 0230547079 1137349123 9781137349125
OCLC Number: 855362406
Description: x, 338 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: List of figures --
Acknowledgements --
Investigating infanticide : an enduring phenomenon --
The archetype of infanticide in the early modern period --
Murderous mothers and the extended network of shame --
Monsters of inhumanity? : methods of infant disposal --
The pendulum of opinion : changing attitudes to infanticide --
Explaining infanticide : motives and causes --
The modern debate : getting away with murder? --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: Anne-Marie Kilday, Professor of Criminal History and Pro Vice-Chancellor & Dean, Oxford Brookes University.
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