neonaticide


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neonaticide

the act of killing a baby in the first 24 hours of its life.
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Opinion, however, is divided on the presence of profound mental illness in women who commit neonaticide.
Neonaticide is a subcategory of filicide that refers to the murder of a baby by her/his genetic mother or father within twenty-four hours of their birth (Alder & Polk, 2001, p.
For example, Oberman proposes that we treat neonaticide (deaths within the first 48 hours after a woman gives birth) (98).
Another criticism of infanticide is that, given its biological grounds, it is not inclusive of most neonaticides (the killing of a child in the first 24 hours after birth) (57) as very few of these cases involve a (hormonally-triggered) psychotic episode.
16) Neonaticide, on the other hand, is typically defined as
Girl:" Neonaticide, the Insanity Defense, and the Irrelevance of
Adoption at brist: prevention against abandonment or neonaticide.
There is anecdotal evidence that women who abandon infants or commit neonaticide may deny that they are pregnant and have compromised ability to make rational decisions (Friedman, Horwitz, & Resnick, 2005).
Neonaticide thus appears as a solution when an unwanted pregnancy risks creating a family scandal, or the loss of one's partner or a satisfying lifestyle," noted the authors.
Children: Neonaticide, Infanticide, and Filicide (New York, 2000);
They consider intentional head injury, neonaticide, intentional suffocation, inflicted fatal thoracic and abdominal injuries, child abuse by drowning, supporting evidence in physical child abuse, intentional starvation/malnutrition and dehydration, providing pediatric poisoning in the courtroom, and timing of death and injuries.