(41,42) The results of the present study are consistent with those of a previous study that found that mothers who commit neonaticide
differ from mothers who commit filicide.
In the course of my doctoral research I uncovered 55 cases of infanticide, neonaticide
and/or concealment of birth that had occurred between the years of non-Indigenous settlement of Western Australia in 1829, and federation in 1901.
(58) Lillian De Bortoli, Jan Coles and Mairead Dolan, 'A Review of Maternal Neonaticide
: A Need for Further Research Supporting Evidence-Based Prevention in Australia' (2013) 22 Child Abuse Review 327,333.
in recent neonaticide
cases, the range of responses from the criminal
, on the other hand, is typically defined as
: Phenomenology and considerations for prevention.
Discarded infants and neonaticide
: a review of the literature.
treatment of defendants in neonaticide
cases, (96) the insanity defense,
It is unclear how many parents know about such laws and how many parents premeditate 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).
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.
Is prevention of neonaticide
possible?: the Austrian experience.
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: Phenomenology and Considerations for Prevention," by Susan Hatters Friedman & Phillip J.