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The act of homicide is sometimes difficult to accept and comprehend. The murder of a child, however, defies the concepts of civility and justice in the world. Even homicide investigators have shown greater amounts of post-traumatic stress disorder following the investigation of the murder of a child. The murder of innocent children has occurred throughout history and has been widespread across nations and cultures. The early sacrifice of children was accepted as routine, if not required in some cases, during the biblical era. Two examples of this reside in the core doctrine of the Judeo-Christian religion. First, the Christian God is reputed to have sacrificed his son, Jesus Christ, for the so-called eternal salvation of all people. Second, the biblical prophet Abraham was commanded by ...

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