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Filicide-Suicide

The Killing of Children in the Context of Separation, Divorce and Custody Disputes

Authors: O'Hagan, K.

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O'Hagan explores the phenomenon of filicide, a deliberate act of a parent killing his or her own son or daughter. Examining over 120 cases of filicide in the UK, this book identifies relationship and family patterns in which situations may rapidly deteriorate, and children may become the ultimate weapon in disputes between partners.

About the authors

Kieran O'Hagan is an established writer and former Reader in the School of Social Work at Queen's University, Belfast. He has worked for over twenty years in the social services in Britain.

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"Kieran O'Hagan's latest contribution to the child protection literature once again challenges the dominant orthodoxies. O'Hagan passionately and ethically analyses the killing of children in separation, divorce and custody disputes.This powerful and descriptive work will resonate in child protection systems around the world. O'Hagan closely examines the awful, final symbolism of many of these devastating acts. The research will contribute to the work of all those involved in child protection: social workers, nurses, doctors, police, lawyers and judges. Many children would be safer if there were fewer bureaucratic responses to these tragedies and more original and perceptive thinkers like O'Hagan contributing to this important area of practice." - Chris Goddard, Monash University, Australia

"...the comprehensiveness of the book makes it particularly useful as a resource to dip in and out of. It would be of benefit to social workers, criminal justice practitioners, domestic violence workers, family lawyers in fact, almost anyone who has professional contact with, or an interest in, family conflict and violence. It would also serve policymakers well O'Hagan's final chapter makes some important policy recommendations based on his conclusion that filicide-suicide is both preventable and predictable..." - Amanda Holt, British Journal of Criminology


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Oh my God … I made a mistake …

    O’Hagan, Kieran

    Pages 3-17

  • Features of filicide

    O’Hagan, Kieran

    Pages 18-32

  • Learning from the Greeks

    O’Hagan, Kieran

    Pages 33-47

  • Filicide literature and research

    O’Hagan, Kieran

    Pages 51-71

  • The results of a study of filicide and familicide

    O’Hagan, Kieran

    Pages 72-113

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eBook $74.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-02432-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $95.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-02431-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $90.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-43850-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Filicide-Suicide
Book Subtitle
The Killing of Children in the Context of Separation, Divorce and Custody Disputes
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02432-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137024329
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-02431-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43850-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 230
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