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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.

Child Murder by the Mother
Child murder by the mother
Susan Hatters Friedman Alyssa Beda Shaina Logemann
Definitions and Summary of Earlier Research

In this section, we will define neonaticide and filicide and describe the differences between the two. As well, we will summarize research knowledge from previous decades, and describe the issues and questions that remained as of the early 2000s. With this information in mind, the more recent studies of neonaticide and filicide will then be reviewed.

Neonaticide was a term coined by Phillip Resnick a half century ago (Resnick, 1970) to describe killing of the infant within the first 24 hours of life. Infanticide is generally considered to mean killing of a child within ...

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