Why Kids Kill Parents: Child Abuse and Adolescent Homicide

Why Kids Kill Parents: Child Abuse and Adolescent Homicide

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“Although the book is about murder. Heide does not limit herself to purely individual or family-based analysis. She is interested in connecting all the factors which lead to these tragic situations, in good and bad parenting and in social reform. It is this breadth of analysis which makes the book so readable and so useful.” – Judith Bevan in ACCO Child Psychology & Psychiatry Review “This book is a compassionate examination of adolescent patricide offenders (APO's) in the United States of America. It could be commended to anyone interested in how children are initiated into society.” – Joanna Adler, University of Kent at Canterbury Kathleen Heide's sensitive and important account of family life gone wrong examines the shocking phenomenon of adolescents who kill their parents. ...

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