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NCJ Number: 229452 Find in a Library
Title: Sources of Conflict Between Parents and Their Offspring in Nineteenth-Century American Parricides: An Archival Exploration
Journal: Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice  Volume:9  Issue:4  Dated:October - December 2009  Pages:249-279
Author(s): Phillip Chong Ho Shon
Date Published: October 2009
Page Count: 31
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined archival data from the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune for the years 1851-1899 to determine the sources of conflicts between parents and their offspring that resulted in parricides.
Abstract: Parricide research in the 20th century has been overwhelmingly framed as an adolescent phenomenon, the killing of a parent often explained as a function of severe child abuse. Using archival data from the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune, 1851-1899, this article examines the actual sources of conflict between parents and their offspring in 19th-century America. Results suggest that four common sources of conflict between parents and their offspring culminated in parricides in 19th-century America. The implications of a context-based classification of parricide for criminological theory and parricide research are discussed. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences; Family homicide; Forensic psychology; Homicide causes; Juvenile murderers; Parent-Child Relations; Patricide
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