Factors associated with weapon use in maternal filicide.

@article{Lewis1998FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with weapon use in maternal filicide.},
  author={Cynthia F. Lewis and Madelon V. Baranoski and Janet A. Buchanan and Elissa P. Benedek},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={613-8}
}
The objective of this study was to identify factors associated with weapon use in a group of filicidal women. Clinical data were gathered from the charts of sixty filicidal women evaluated at Michigan's Center for Forensic Psychiatry or through Connecticut's Psychiatric Security Review Board from 1970 to 1996. Factors associated with weapon use were determined using chi squares, ANCOVAS, and a logistic regression. Results were compared to national statistics for child homicide from the… CONTINUE READING
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