Unsafe Home: Child Harming within the Family

Unsafe Home: Child Harming within the Family

by Limor Ezioni


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In Unsafe Home: Child Harming within the Family, Limor Ezioni focuses on the three major types of child harming within the family-abuse, incest, and filicide-and provides an in-depth exploration of each type historically, legally, and comparatively. In the first part, focusing on abuse executed on children, Ezioni addresses both physical and emotional abuse, discussing what constitutes child abuse, how it should be punished, and whether any damage caused to a child is prosecutable by law. In the second part of the book, Ezioni examines childhood incest, focusing on adult survivors and the multitude of legal problems they face while attempting to pursue justice through the legal system and questioning whether the current legal and criminal provisions provide sufficient protection for survivors. In the final section of the book, Ezioni examine the filicide phenomenon and how the judicial system in western countries deals with the painful reality that reflects the society in which it occurs-filicide is often carried out by parents who are unable to function as a parent in circumstances dictated by the place and time in which they live. Scholars of legal studies, family studies, criminology, and sociology will find this book particularly useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781793615381
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 09/30/2020
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.33(w) x 8.97(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

Limor Ezioni, LLD, is a criminal law expert, a practicing attorney, and legal consultant and She is the former dean of law at The Academic Center of Law and Science. www.limorezioni.com

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Part 1: Abuse Chapter 1: Aspects of Abuse Chapter 2: Social Factors Chapter 3: Preventing Abuse Chapter 4: The Role of the Law Chapter 5: Comparative Law Chapter 6: The Aftermath of Abuse Part 2: Incest Chapter 7: The Social-Cultural Background to the Prohibition on Incest Chapter 8: The Prohibition on Incest: Rationales and Developments Chapter 9: The Psychological-Legal Background of Incest Chapter 10: The Contribution of the Feminist Movement Chapter 11: Incest in Common Law and in American Law Chapter 12: Late Reporting and Delay in Filing a Complaint Chapter 13: Legal Solutions to the Problem of the Limitation Period Chapter 14: The Legal Status of Reconstructed Repressed Trauma Memories Part 3: Filicide Chapter 15: Historical Background Chapter 16: The Protected Values Chapter 17: Neonaticide Chapter 18: Infanticide Chapter 19: Filicide Chapter 20: Safe Haven Statutes Chapter 21: A Look to the Future: Proposals for Detection and Prevention Bibliography Index About the Author

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