Understanding Parricide

Understanding Parricide : When Sons and Daughters Kill Parents

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Understanding Parricide is the most comprehensive book available about juvenile and adult sons and daughters who kill their parents. Dr. Heide moves far behind the statistical correlates of parricide by synthesizing the professional literature on parricide in general, matricide, patricide, double parricides, and familicides. As a clinician, she explains the reasons behind the killings. Understanding Parricide includes in-depth discussion of issues related to prosecuting and defending parricide offenders. The book is enriched with its focus on clinical assessment, case studies, and follow-up of parricide offenders, as well as treatment, risk assessment, and prevention.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 10.16mm | 589.67g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 9 boxes and 36 tables
  • 0195176669
  • 9780195176667
  • 1,254,089

About Kathleen M. Heide

Kathleen M. Heide, Ph.D., is Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Dr. Heide, a licensed mental health professional, is an internationally-recognized consultant on adolescent homicide and family violence and a court-appointed expert in matters relating to homicide, children, and families.
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Kathleen Heide is an extraordinarily well-qualified person to write an excellent summary and evaluation of knowledge about parricide... In addition to being a distinguished researcher, she is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. She has engaged in countless forensic evaluations of killers, both for the prosecution and the defense, and she draws on this experience to provide in her current book an extraordinarily rich account of parricides and
their outcomes in the legal system... Heide's volume is a masterpiece of epidemiological, clinical, forensic, and thoughtful policy analysis. I hope that it becomes a standard assignment in graduate schools of criminal justice and also for any mental health professionals wishing to understand and to
work with parricides. * Keith E. Davis for PsycCritiques, July 2013 * Understanding Parricide provides a comprehensive and compelling treatment of this complex subject that could become the standard reference in the field. Nothing is lacking in its coverage and presentation of research conclusions about an array of topics, including child maltreatment, matricide, patricide, legal issues in defending, prosecuting, and punishing offenders, forensic assessment, treatment, risk assessment, and prevention. The reader will become acutely
aware of the family, societal, and legal circumstances of parricide offenders. Special attention is given to the involvement of females in various types of parricides. * DWC DivisioNews Book Reviews, Summer 2013 *
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Table of contents

PART I CLINICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES ; 1. The Phenomenon of Parricide ; 2. Child Maltreatment and Parricide ; 3. Parricide: Basic Facts and Literature ; 4. Matricide: Basic Facts and Literature ; 5. Patricide: Basic Facts and Literature ; 6. Prosecuting and Punishing Parricide Offenders ; 7. Defending Parricide Offenders ; PART II CASE STUDIES ; 8. Assessment of Parricide Offenders ; 9. Patty Smith - "No Way Out but Murder" ; 10. Peter Jones - "Repeating the Past" ; 11. James Holt - "The Making of a Murderer" ; 12. Daniel Culbreath - "Fantasy Becomes Reality" ; 13. Ben Simpson - "An Over-Indulged Child" ; PART III SOCIETY'S RESPONSE ; 14. Treating Parricide Offenders ; 15. Follow-Up Studies of Parricide Offenders ; 16. Risk Assessment and Prevention ; Notes ; References ; About the Author ; Index
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