The field of Domestic Violence research has expanded considerably in the past decade and now includes work conducted by researchers in many different disciplines, notably political science, public health, law, psychology, sociology, criminology, anthropology, family studies, and medicine. The SAGE Handbook of Domestic Violence provides a rich overview of the most important theoretical and empirical work in the field, organized by relationship type. The handbook addresses the three major areas of research on domestic violence: (1) Violence against partners; (2) Violence against children; and (3) Violence against other family members. This Handbook is a unique and timely publication and a long awaited, valuable resource for the vast amount of Domestic Violence research centres and individual researchers across the globe. Part 1: Men's Violence Against Women; Part 2: Women's Violence Against Men; Part 3: Violence Against Partners in Homosexual Relationships; Part 4: Mothers' Violence Against Children; Part 5: Father's Violence Against Children; Part 6: Other Circumstances of Neglect, Abuse, and Violence Against Children; Part 7: Violence Against Siblings; Part 8: Violence Against Parents; and Part 9: Violence Against Other Family Members.

Infanticide and the Law

Infanticide and the Law

Infanticide and the law
Aleksandra Bacewicz Susan Hatters Friedman

An Introduction to Infanticide and Neonaticide

Infanticide is defined as an act in which an individual kills their own infant. Since the creation of infanticide laws, the term has historically pertained only to women who kill their young children (Oberman, 1996). Within the legal context, infanticide is generally defined as the act in which a mother kills an infant to whom she has given birth (Oberman, 1996). Neonaticide refers to killing of an infant within the first 24 hours of life (Resnick, 1970), and represents a significant proportion, approximately one-quarter, of infanticides (Craig, 2004). Of note, countries vary in the legal definition of infanticide. In New ...

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