Understanding Parricide: When Sons and Daughters Kill Parents by Kathleen M. Heide

Understanding Parricide: When Sons and Daughters Kill Parents

byKathleen M. Heide

Hardcover | January 30, 2013

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Understanding Parricide is the most comprehensive book available about juvenile and adult sons and daughters who kill their parents. Dr. Heide moves far behind the statistical correlates of parricide by synthesizing the professional literature on parricide in general, matricide, patricide,double parricides, and familicides. As a clinician, she explains the reasons behind the killings. Understanding Parricide includes in-depth discussion of issues related to prosecuting and defending parricide offenders. The book is enriched with its focus on clinical assessment, case studies, andfollow-up of parricide offenders, as well as treatment, risk assessment, and prevention.

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Kathleen M. Heide, Ph.D., is Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Dr. Heide, a licensed mental health professional, is an internationally-recognized consultant on adolescent homicide and family violence and a court-appointed expert in matters relating to homicide, children, and families.
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Title:Understanding Parricide: When Sons and Daughters Kill ParentsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:January 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195176667

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PART I: CLINICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES1. The Phenomenon of Parricide2. Child Maltreatment and Parricide3. Parricide: Basic Facts and Literature4. Matricide: Basic Facts and Literature5. Patricide: Basic Facts and Literature6. Prosecuting and Punishing Parricide Offenders7. Defending Parricide OffendersPART II: CASE STUDIES8. Assessment of Parricide Offenders9. Patty Smith - "No Way Out but Murder"10. Peter Jones - "Repeating the Past"11. James Holt -- "The Making of a Murderer"12. Daniel Culbreath - "Fantasy Becomes Reality"13. Ben Simpson -- "An Over-Indulged Child"PART III: SOCIETY'S RESPONSE14. Treating Parricide Offenders15. Follow-Up Studies of Parricide Offenders16. Risk Assessment and PreventionNotesReferencesAbout the AuthorIndex