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Institute of Criminology


Dr Susan Hatters Friedman

The Phillip J. Resnick Professor of Forensic Psychiatry

Case Western Reserve University

President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL),

‘Child Murder by Mothers: Clinical and Legal Considerations'

Child murder by mothers, has occurred throughout history and around the world. Child murder by mothers includes maternal filicide, infanticide, and neonaticide. This presentation will review the motives for child murder by parents, as well as research data about this population. Infanticide laws will also be discussed, as will considerations for prevention.

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Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Ave, Cambridge, CB3 9DA, UK


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Thursday, 24 February, 2022 - 17:30 to 19:00
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Institute of Criminology