Paternal Filicide: A Study of 10 Men

Paternal Filicide: A Study of 10 Men

Paternal Filicide: A Study of 10 Men

Paternal Filicide: A Study of 10 Mens

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Référence bibliographique [6633]

Marleau, Jacques D., Poulin, Bernard, Webanck, Thierry, Roy, Renée et Laporte, Line. 1999. «Paternal Filicide: A Study of 10 Men ». Revue canadienne de psychiatrie / Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 44, no 1, p. 57-63.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« This paper presents the psychiatric and sociodemographic characteristics of 10 men who killed 1 or more of their children. These findings add to the small body of knowledge about men who commit filicide and, we hope, will help in the prevention and treatment of filicide perpetrators who suffer from a mental illness. » (p. 57)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
Données issues de dossiers psychiatriques, psychologiques et criminologiques des dix hommes sur lesquels a porté l’étude.

Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé


« This study described the psychiatric and sociodemographic profiles of 10 men (aged 21-42 yrs) who killed 1 or more of their children. Data were gathered from psychiatric, psychological and criminological assessment found in the files of 10 filicidal men hospitalized between 1982 and 1994. Many situational factors were presented during the period preceding the offense (such as the possibility of a separation or financial problems). Most of these homicides were classified as pathological filicides. At the time of the offense, the most frequent diagnosed were mood disorders. Eight subjects had personality disorders, one-half of which were borderline personality disorders. Four subjects had psychotic symptoms at the time of the offense. Six of the 10 men also killed or attempted to kill their spouses. » (medline)