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Mothers who kill their children understanding the acts of moms from Susan Smith to the "Prom Mom"

Cheryl L. Meyer 1959- Michelle Oberman; Kelly White

c2001

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  • Title:
    Mothers who kill their children understanding the acts of moms from Susan Smith to the "Prom Mom"
  • Author: Cheryl L. Meyer 1959-
  • Michelle Oberman; Kelly White
  • Description: ""Cover Page""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction: A Brief Cross-Cultural History of Infanticide""; ""1. Previous Attempts to Understand Why Mothers Kill Their Children""; ""2. Denial of Pregnancy: Secret Lives""; ""3. Purposeful Killing: Neither Mad nor Bad""; ""4. Maternal Neglect: A Search for Meaning""; ""5. Abuse-Related Deaths""; ""6. Assistance or Coercion from a Partner: Relations to Domestic Violence""
    ""7. Responding to Mothers Who Kill: Toward a Comprehensive Rethinking of Law, Policy, and Intervention Strategies""""Notes""; ""Index""; ""About the Authors""
    A special kind of horror is reserved for mothers who kill their children. Cases such as those of Susan Smith, who drowned her two young sons by driving her car into a lake, and Melissa Drexler, who disposed of her newborn baby in a restroom at her prom, become media sensations. Unfortunately, in addition to these high-profile cases, hundreds of mothers kill their children in the United States each year. The question most often asked is, why? What would drive a mother to kill her own child? Those who work with such cases, whether in clinical psychology, social services, law enforcement or ac
  • Local Note: acq2002wos
  • Publication Date: c2001
  • Publisher: New York : New York University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (224 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-8147-5966-1;ISBN 1-4356-5517-6
  • Subjects: Filicide; Infanticide; Women murderers; Mothers -- Psychology; Mothers -- Social conditions; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA
    01DAL UDM ALMA

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