Fatal Families: The Dynamics of Intrafamilial Homicide / Edition 1

Fatal Families: The Dynamics of Intrafamilial Homicide / Edition 1

by Charles Patrick Ewing
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761907599

ISBN-13: 9780761907596

Pub. Date: 07/29/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Every year, nearly half of the more than 20,000 murder victims in the United States are related to or acquainted with their killers. Fatal Families explores the social, cultural and psychological forces, as well as the nature and consequences that lead people to kill members of their own families. Drawing on his professional background in law and psychology, and

Overview

Every year, nearly half of the more than 20,000 murder victims in the United States are related to or acquainted with their killers. Fatal Families explores the social, cultural and psychological forces, as well as the nature and consequences that lead people to kill members of their own families. Drawing on his professional background in law and psychology, and using case studies, Charles Patrick Ewing points the way to measures that can be taken to reduce the terrifying number of murders within families.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761907596
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/29/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

All in the Family
Batterers Who Kill
Battered Women Who Kill
Munchausen Mothers
Post-Partum Homicides
Disppearing, Disposable Babies
Child Abuse Fatalities
Patricides
Fratricide and Sororicide
Familicide
The Future of Fatal Families

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