Infanticide and Neonaticide: A Review of 40 Years of Research Literature on Incidence and Causes

@article{Porter2010InfanticideAN,
  title={Infanticide and Neonaticide: A Review of 40 Years of Research Literature on Incidence and Causes},
  author={T. Porter and H. Gavin},
  journal={Trauma, Violence, & Abuse},
  year={2010},
  volume={11},
  pages={112 - 99}
}
  • T. Porter, H. Gavin
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Trauma, Violence, & Abuse
  • The prevailing public view on women who kill their babies is that they are either monsters or psychotic, or both. The psychiatric and legal communities recognize that the issue is not as simply dichotomous as this. Evidence suggests that there are important distinctions to be drawn between different types of baby deaths and that this may have implications for identification, punishment, and/or treatment of potential and actual perpetrators. This article reviews and summarizes research… CONTINUE READING
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