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Published: 10 January 2013

464 Pages | 9 boxes and 36 tables


ISBN: 9780195176667

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Understanding Parricide

When Sons and Daughters Kill Parents

Kathleen M. Heide

  • Includes information on both adult and juvenile parricide offenders
  • Integrates scientific, practitioner-oriented approach in examining pathways that led parricide offenders to kill their parents
  • Synthesis of the literature on parricide in general is unparalleled
  • Treatment and risk assessment are discussed in the context of the particular type of parricide offender
  • Author personally evaluated dozens of individuals charged with killing one or both parents

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