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By Kathleen M. Heide

Understanding Parricide is the main complete booklet to be had approximately juvenile and grownup little kids who kill their mom and dad. Dr. Heide strikes some distance in the back of the statistical correlates of parricide via synthesizing the pro literature on parricide regularly, matricide, patricide, double parricides, and familicides. As a clinician, she explains the explanations in the back of the killings. Understanding Parricide contains in-depth dialogue of concerns with regards to prosecuting and protecting parricide offenders. The publication is enriched with its specialize in medical evaluation, case experiences, and follow-up of parricide offenders, in addition to therapy, probability overview, and prevention.

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Understanding Parricide: When Sons and Daughters Kill Parents

Knowing Parricide is the main accomplished booklet on hand approximately juvenile and grownup little children who kill their mom and dad. Dr. Heide strikes a long way in the back of the statistical correlates of parricide by way of synthesizing the pro literature on parricide typically, matricide, patricide, double parricides, and familicides.

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He explained to the jury that his father had beaten him, kept him in handcuffs, chained him since he was a child, and raped him three years earlier. 96 The Junatanov case was among the first cases in which adolescents were found not guilty of attempting to kill brutal parents on the grounds of self-defense when it did not appear that they were in imminent fear of death or severe bodily harm. Self-defense appears to be becoming a more viable argument, as is discussed in Chapter 7. 97 In addition to jury verdicts, indications of a change in attitude and practice are noticeable in prosecutorial decisions, and even in actions taken by grand juries.

Marcus frequently thought about killing himself and had attempted suicide at least five times. He had intentionally hurt himself by using razor blades or burning himself about 20 times. He whipped himself or had others whip him. Marcus explained that the pain made him feel good. Records confirmed that Marcus had been in and out of counseling for years. By the time Marcus was 15 years old, he was drinking heavily and using excessive amounts of drugs, particularly crystal methamphetamine, LSD, and marijuana.

11 The Phenomenon of Parricide These individuals typically suffer from a long history of serious mental illness that has been diagnosed and known to family members. 62 On occasion, they are viewed as having severe depression with psychotic features or bipolar disorder with psychotic features at the time of the killing. The killing of the parent, for this type of parricide offender, is directly related to the mental illness. For example, the offender might have delusions (false beliefs that have no basis in reality) that Satan or God is commanding him or her to kill the parents.

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