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Why Mothers Kill A Forensic Psychologist's Casebook

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ISBN-10: 0195182731

ISBN-13: 9780195182736

Edition: 2006

Authors: Geoffrey R. McKee

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Few crimes generate greater public reaction than those where a mother murders her child. We are repelled, yet mesmerized, by the emerging details of cases such as Andrea Yates and Susan Smith. Annually, hundreds of infants and young children perish at the hands of their mothers. How could a mother destroy the first and most fundamental relationship we experience? In Why Mothers Kill: A Forensic Psychologist's Casebook, Geoffrey R. McKee, Ph.D. uses more than a dozen case studies from his 29-year forensic psychological evaluation practice to help us, and most importantly, prevent these horrific events from occurring. He applies current research findings to analyze, explain, and suggest…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/16/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.57" wide x 9.21" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Neonaticide, infanticide, and filicide research: What do we know?
Classification of maternal filicide: What do we know?
Risk analysis and the Maternal Filicide Risk Matrix
Prevention and Risk Intervention Points
Detached mother-Denial type: Cathy
Detached mother-Ambivalent type: Edna
Detached mother-Resentful type: Francine
Detached mother-Exhausted type: Glenda
Abusive/neglectful mother-Recurrent type: Harriet
Abusive/neglectful mother-Reactive type: Janet
Abusive/neglectful mother-Inadequate type: Kaye
Psychotic/depressed mother-Delusional type: Barbara
Psychotic/depressed mother-Impulsive type: Susan Smith
Psychotic/depressed mother-Suicidal type: Marilyn
Retaliatory mother: Olivia
Psychopathic mother-Financial type: Pauline
Psychopathic mother-Addicted type: Samantha
Psychopathic mother-Narcissistic type: Rhonda
Final thoughts: What have we learned and what do we need to do?