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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(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
(16) Neonaticide, on the other hand, is typically defined as
Neonaticide: 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).
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.
Is prevention of neonaticide possible?: the Austrian experience.
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