• Corpus ID: 53961062

Changing the Narrative of Neonaticide

  title={Changing the Narrative of Neonaticide},
  author={Julie Spain},


Child murder by mothers: a critical analysis of the current state of knowledge and a research agenda.
It is suggested that little is known about the predictors of maternal filicides and that a systematic, focused program of research on reliable markers for maternal filicide is needed to better prevent these events.
A systematic investigation of 16 cases of neonaticide.
  • M. Spinelli
  • Medicine, Psychology
    The American journal of psychiatry
  • 2001
The author systematically investigated the clinical characteristics of 16 women charged with homicide in the United States after alleged neonaticides, finding that the characteristics of the women were similar to those reported in the literature on neonaticide.
See Code of Ethics, supra note 111
    Bookwalter , Note , Throwing the Bath Water Out with the Baby : Wrongful Exclusion of Expert Testimony on Neonaticide Syndrome , 78 B . u
    • 1998
    See id. at 797. 118. See id
      Accused Waukegan Tot Killer Pleads Not Guilty, LAke county neWs-sun
        One study of twenty-three women who committed neonaticide revealed that 47.8% of the women reported a major trauma in their childhood, while 26.1% of those women also reported abuse during adulthood
        • Potential Predictors in Neonaticide: The Impact of the Circumstances of Pregnancy, 15 ArchIves Women's mentAL heALth
        • 2001
        Mothers Who Kill: Coming to Terms with Modern Infanticide, 8 dePAuL J. heALth cAre L
        • 2004
        See Bookwalter, supra note 1