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A Meta-Study of Filicide: A Reconceptualization of Child Deaths by Parents

Abstract Filicide, the killing of a child by a parent, is the focus of this meta-study. In the United States, the total number of nonaccidental deaths of children at the hands of a parent is unknown. Five children a day under the age of five die from fatal abuse and neglect (U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1995). This number is a conservative estimate and does not include children kill by means other than abuse and neglect. Regardless of the number, this author views each filicide as a sentinel event for the United States and the world. A sentinel event is an unexpected occurrence involving death and signals the need for immediate investigation and response. The perspectives of social constructionism and role theory frame this meta-s... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Jackson, Diane Rene (Author) / Gillmore, Mary R (Advisor) / Aguilar, Jemel P (Committee member) / Gustavsson, Nora S (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Behavioral sciences / Social sciences education / Mental health / Child Death / Child Murder / Fatal Child Abuse and Neglect / FIlicide / Infanticide / Social Work
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 247 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Social Work 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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