neonaticide


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neonaticide

(nē″ō-nāt′ĭ-sīd″) [″ + (hom)icide]
Killing of a newborn child, usually during the first day of life.

neonaticide

The killing of a baby in the first 24 hours of its life.
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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.
Girl:" Neonaticide, the Insanity Defense, and the Irrelevance of
London, Dec 14 (ANI): A new research has found that the true incidence of neonaticides - the unlawful killing of a baby within the first 24 hours of its life - is more than five times as common as official estimates suggest.
Killing within twenty-hours of life is neonaticide, a term
Adoption at birth: Prevention against abandonment or neonaticide.
The concealment charge tended to reign supreme before the 1948 provision and reflected a number of social factors: neonaticide was difficult to detect, particularly in an era of widespread home births with few if any attendants; legal proof both of live infant birth and willful intents had to be firmly established; and juries tended to recoil from invoking the death penalty.
Somander and Rammer (1991) investigated those cases of child deaths resulting specifically from abuse; that is, from the use of physical force to eliminate a child's disturbing behaviour, as opposed to situations such as neonaticide, post-natal depression or homicide-suicide.
Because of the status of the victim and his relationship to the offender, however, infanticide and neonaticide (69) are frequently treated as fundamentally different from other murders.
As a regional medical examiners office, all unnatural deaths are reported to our office and a review of such cases provides insight into why neonaticide is considered unrecognized and underreported.
ISSER, ENDANGERED CHILDREN: NEONATICIDE, INFANTICIDE, AND FILICIDE (2000); Deborah W.