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Why Kids Kill Parents
Child Abuse and Adolescent Homicide



© 1994 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A tragic portrait of adolescents who kill their parents is revealed in this volume: these young people almost always kill out of desperation as they are almost always victims of severe child abuse, neglect and dysfunctional parenting.

Drawing upon her experience as a clinician, expert witness and scholar, the author asserts that a combination of interconnected problems creates the conditions for parricide, including: severe sexual, physical and/or verbal abuse of the child; escalating violence in the family; and increasing vulnerability of the child to stressors in the home.

This sensitive volume includes an examination of interventions that are effective in treating such children. Heide concludes that adolescent parricide offenders can be reintegrated into society through treatment, not imprisonment, and proposes ways in which the media and the educational system can help to prevent child abuse and parricide.

Hans Toch
Foreword
 
PART ONE: PARRICIDE: FACTS AND ISSUES
 
The Phenomenon of Parricide
 
Child Maltreatment and Parricide
 
Which Youths Kill
 
Youths at Risk
 
Legal and Psychological Issues
 
PART TWO: CASE STUDIES
 
Assessment and Its Implications
 
Peter Jones
 
Scott Anders
 
Patty Smith
 
PART THREE: IMPLICATIONS, PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
with Don McCann and Eldra Solomon
Intervention after the Tragedy
 
Society's Role

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ISBN: 9780803970601
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