Maternal and paternal filicides: a retrospective review of filicides in Finland.

@article{Kauppi2010MaternalAP,
  title={Maternal and paternal filicides: a retrospective review of filicides in Finland.},
  author={Anne Leena Marika Kauppi and Kirsti I Kumpulainen and Kari O Karkola and Tuija Vanamo and Juhani Merikanto},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={229-38}
}
The purpose of this retrospective study was to illustrate the differences in maternal and paternal filicides in Finland during a 25-year period. In the sample of 200 filicides [neonaticides (n = 56), filicide-suicides (n = 75), other filicides (n = 69)], the incidence was 5.09 deaths per 100,000 live births: 59 percent of filicides were committed by mothers, 39 percent by fathers, and 2 percent by stepfathers. The mean age of the maternal victims (1.6 y) was significantly lower than that of the… CONTINUE READING