Understanding Parricide When Sons and Daughters Kill Parents

ISBN-10: 0195176669
ISBN-13: 9780195176667
Edition: 2013
List price: $61.00
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Book details

List price: $61.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/14/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Understanding Parricideis the most comprehensive book available about juvenile and adult sons and daughters who kill their parents. Dr. Heide moves far behind the statistical correlates of parricide by synthesizing the professional literature on parricide in general, matricide, patricide, double parricides, and familicides. As a clinician, she explains the reasons behind the killings.Understanding Parricideincludes in-depth discussion of issues related to prosecuting and defending parricide offenders. The book is enriched with its focus on clinical assessment, case studies, and follow-up of parricide offenders, as well as treatment, risk assessment, and prevention.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Clinical and Legal Issues
The Phenomenon of Parricide
Child Maltreatment and Parricide
Parricide: Basic Facts and Literature
Matricide: Basic Facts and Literature
Patricide: Basic Facts and Literature
Prosecuting and Punishing Parricide Offenders
Defending Parricide Offenders
Case Studies
Forensic Assessment of Parricide Offenders
Patty Smith-No Way Out but Murder
Peter Jones-Repeating the Past
James Holt-The Making of a Murderer
Daniel Culbreath-Fantasy Becomes Reality
Ben Simpson-An Over-Indulged Child
Society's Response
Treating Severely Abused Parricide Offenders
Follow-Up Studies of Adolescent Parricide Offenders
Risk Assessment and Prevention
Afterword
Notes
References
Index
About the Author

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