Why Kids Kill Parents

Child Abuse and Adolescent Homicide

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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

  • SAGE Publications; September 1994
  • ISBN: 9781452255361
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Why Kids Kill Parents
  • Author: Kathleen M. Heide
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications, Inc