Mothers Who Kill Their Children: Understanding the Acts of Moms from Susan Smith to the Prom Mom
Mothers Who Kill Their Children draws on extensive research to identify clear patterns among the cases of women who kill their children, shedding light on why some women commit these acts. The characteristics the authors establish will be helpful in creating more meaningful policies, more targeted intervention strategies, and more knowledgeable evaluations of these cases when they arise. Cheryl L.
Review of "Mothers Who Kill Their Children"
Meyer , Michelle Oberman. Neither Mad nor Bad. A Search for Meaning.
It is a unique study in that it is extremely current, focuses only women, and only on mothers, and includes only deaths within the United States. It is also unique in that this study was undertaken by members of the legal and the psychological communities, and that it is able to garner unique insights from both of these different professions.
Each of these groupings has its own chapter replete with copious case studies. Meyer and Oberman noted that individuals who spoke to them about their study, had very strong views on this subject. Miller M. The focus of h er research is interdisciplinary and incorporates the law, feminism, psychology, and sociology. This is her first book.
Filicide-suicide: common factors in parents who kill their children and themselves.
Mothers Who Kill Their Children is an important book. It is an eye-opener for any one willing to look at this grizzly topic with an open mind.
Be also pre-warned this book can be a very emotional read with the case studies lingering long after this book is passed to a friend. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while. No cover image.