Why Kids Kill Parents

Child Abuse and Adolescent Homicide

by Heide, Kathleen M.

Description
A tragic portrait of adolescents who kill their parents is revealed in this volume: these young people almost always kill out of desperation as they are almost always victims of severe child abuse, neglect and dysfunctional parenting.

Drawing upon her experience as a clinician, expert witness and scholar, the author asserts that a combination of interconnected problems creates the conditions for parricide, including: severe sexual, physical and//or verbal abuse of the child; escalating violence in the family; and increasing vulnerability of the child to stressors in the home.

This sensitive volume includes an examination of interventions that are effective in treating such children. Heide concludes that ado

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: September 1994
  • English
  • 9781452255361 / 0803970609
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 32.99 GBP
  • Pages: 224
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: Kathleen M. Heide.
  • Page size: 23
  • Biblio Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, 1992.
  • Reference Code: BDZ0001103590