Filicide: Mental Illness in Those Who Kill Their Children

  title={Filicide: Mental Illness in Those Who Kill Their Children},
  author={Sandra Marie Flynn and Jenny J. Shaw and Kathryn Abel},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Most child victims of homicide are killed by a parent or step-parent. This large population study provides a contemporary and detailed description of filicide perpetrators. We examined the relationship between filicide and mental illness at the time of the offence, and care received from mental health services in the past. METHOD All filicide and filicide-suicide cases in England and Wales (1997-2006) were drawn from a national index of homicide perpetrators. Data on people in… CONTINUE READING
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