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Title:
Fatal families : the dynamics of intrafamilial homicide
Author:
Ewing, Charles Patrick, 1949-
Publication Information:
Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
viii, 196 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
All in the family -- Batterers who kill -- Battered women who kill -- Munchausen mothers -- Postpartum homicides -- Disappearing, disposable babies -- Child abuse fatalities -- Parricide -- Fratricide and sororicide -- Familicide -- Mercy killings -- Preventing family homicide.
ISBN:
9780761907589

9780761907596
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Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


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