Child Victims of Homicide
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Child Victims of Homicide by Christine Alder
Book DescriptionChildren account for 10-20% of all homicide victims in Australia, UK, Canada and US. The most vulnerable time has been found to be the first year of life and, in particular, the first day of life. Unlike other forms of homicide where men are by far the most likely perpetrators, studies show that women are just as likely as men to commit child homicide. Using these findings, the authors of this book arrange their investigations along the dual lines of gender and position inside or outside the family. They ask who are the most likely killers of infants - mothers or fathers? Who are the most likely killers of adolescents - family or outsiders? They also consider patterns in suicide/homicides. This compelling study draws on Australian case studies and includes comparative statistics from the UK and North America. It will be useful to a wide interdisciplinary readership of scholars and students.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521002516
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christine Alder
Child Victims of Homicide, Hardback (July 2001)
This international study explores gender and familial patterns in cases of child homicide.
Police and Young People in Australia, Paperback (March 1994)» View all books by Christine Alder
The book considers the economic and social position of young people in Australia and looks at policing as one of many ways in which young people's activities are controlled.
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