Insanity and filicide: women who murder their children

New Dir Ment Health Serv. Spring 1996;(69):25-34. doi: 10.1002/yd.23319960105.

Abstract

A mother who murders her child challenges the empathic skills of evaluating clinicians. In this chapter, original research, supplemented by detailed case histories, compares women adjudicated criminally responsible for the murders of their children with those adjudicated not guilty by reason of insanity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infanticide / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Infanticide / psychology
  • Insanity Defense*
  • Mental Competency / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Mental Disorders / diagnosis
  • Mental Disorders / psychology
  • Professional-Patient Relations
  • Single Parent / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Single Parent / psychology