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The Resource When caregivers kill : understanding child murder by parents and other guardians, Betty L. Alt and Sandra K. Wells

When caregivers kill : understanding child murder by parents and other guardians, Betty L. Alt and Sandra K. Wells

Label
When caregivers kill : understanding child murder by parents and other guardians
Title
When caregivers kill
Title remainder
understanding child murder by parents and other guardians
Statement of responsibility
Betty L. Alt and Sandra K. Wells
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From mothers who kill their children in post-partum fugues, to fathers who murder their kids for revenge against an estranged wife, the stories in this book are chilling yet real, and bring home the message that children are vulnerable to violence even in the care of those who should love and protect them the most. Sadly, child murder by parents and caregivers happens more frequently than one might guess, and while each case is different, there are often warning signs that something might be amiss. Signs of physical abuse may precede the ultimate act of murder. A mother's mental state after the birth of a child may signal true distress and the potential for extreme actions. No one can predict with certainty when a parent or other caregiver may snap, but here Alt and Wells examine many cases of child murder to find out what they have in common, how we might prevent such violence, and what more we can do to protect children in potentially explosive situations."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alt, Betty Sowers
Dewey number
364.152/3083
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6542
LC item number
.A48 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wells, Sandra
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Filicide
  • Infanticide
  • Children
  • Caregivers
Label
When caregivers kill : understanding child murder by parents and other guardians, Betty L. Alt and Sandra K. Wells
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reasons for child murder -- Mothers who kill -- Fathers who kill -- Other caretakers who kill -- Child murder and the court system -- Searching for prevention
Control code
466358945
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 151 pages
Isbn
9781442200791
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2009053964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)466358945
Label
When caregivers kill : understanding child murder by parents and other guardians, Betty L. Alt and Sandra K. Wells
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reasons for child murder -- Mothers who kill -- Fathers who kill -- Other caretakers who kill -- Child murder and the court system -- Searching for prevention
Control code
466358945
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 151 pages
Isbn
9781442200791
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2009053964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)466358945

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