The Psychology of Female Violence: Crimes Against the Body

The Psychology of Female Violence: Crimes Against the Body

by Anna Motz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415126746

ISBN-13: 9780415126748

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book explores the nature and causes of female violence from the perspectives of psychodynamic theory and forensic psychology. This fully updated and expanded second edition explores developments in research and services for violent women. Recent high profile cases of female violence are discussed alongside clinical material and theory. New topics include: the

Overview

This book explores the nature and causes of female violence from the perspectives of psychodynamic theory and forensic psychology. This fully updated and expanded second edition explores developments in research and services for violent women. Recent high profile cases of female violence are discussed alongside clinical material and theory. New topics include: the Victoria Climbie Inquiry, the controversy related to the diagnosis of Munchausen's syndrome by proxy, dangerous and severe personality disorder in women, and the impact of pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia websites. New chapters address central clinical issues of working with women who kill and designing therapeutic services for women in secure mental health settings. Other major topics include: Women who sexually and physically abuse children, Infanticide, Fabricated and induced illness, Self Harm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415126748
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword to first edition Dr Estela Welldon xi Foreword Baroness Helena Kennedy QC xv Acknowledgements xvii Introduction 1 Part I Violence against children 17
1 The development of maternal abuse: female perversion 19
2 Female sexual abuse of children 35
3 Maternal physical abuse 71
4 Fabricated or induced illness 111
5 Infanticide 153 Part II Violence against the self 191
6 Deliberate self-harm 193
7 Anorexia nervosa 239 Part III Violence against others 269
8 Battered women who kill 271 Part IV Clinical applications 313
9 Working with women who kill 315
10 Hiding and being lost: the case for women-only secure units 329 Conclusion 345 Bibliography 353 Index 373

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