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The Resource Child victims of homicide, Christine Alder, Ken Polk

Child victims of homicide, Christine Alder, Ken Polk

Label
Child victims of homicide
Title
Child victims of homicide
Statement of responsibility
Christine Alder, Ken Polk
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Children account for 10-20 per cent of all homicide victims in Australia, the United Kingdom, and North America. 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, Alder and Polk arrange their investigations along the dual lines of gender and position inside or outside of 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. In considering the implications of their findings for theoretical understandings of child homicide, they point out that context interacts significantly with the structures, understandings and experiences of gender, parenthood and childhood. This study draws on Australian case studies and includes comparative statistics from the United Kingdom and North America. It will be useful to a wide interdisciplinary readership of scholars and students."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alder, Christine
Dewey number
364.15/23/0830994
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6542
LC item number
.A43 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • statistics
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Polk, Kenneth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Filicide
  • Filicide
  • Filicide
Label
Child victims of homicide, Christine Alder, Ken Polk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Overview -- 2. Approaching Child Homicide -- 3. Neonaticide -- 4. Mothers Who Kill Their Children -- 5. Male Family Members Who Kill Children -- 6. Killing Outside the Family -- 7. Observations about Child Homicide -- 8. Towards a Theoretical Analysis of Child Homicide
Control code
46393302
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 187 pages
Isbn
9780521002516
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001025528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Child victims of homicide, Christine Alder, Ken Polk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Overview -- 2. Approaching Child Homicide -- 3. Neonaticide -- 4. Mothers Who Kill Their Children -- 5. Male Family Members Who Kill Children -- 6. Killing Outside the Family -- 7. Observations about Child Homicide -- 8. Towards a Theoretical Analysis of Child Homicide
Control code
46393302
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 187 pages
Isbn
9780521002516
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001025528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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