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Risk Assessment and Prevention

Kathleen M. Heide

in Understanding Parricide

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780195176667
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979028 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176667.003.0016
Risk Assessment and Prevention

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This chapter presents recommendations designed to prevent parricides. These efforts are targeted at the severely abused parricide offender, the severely mentally ill offender, and the dangerously antisocial parricide offender. The discussions cover risk factors for parricide; intervention in cases of suspected child abuse; support and education programs for parents and future parents; the identification of child abuse and delineation of appropriate action; the immediate availability of a supportive network; the role of the media in preventing child maltreatment; and the availability of mental health services.

Keywords: parricide prevention; adolescent parricide offenders; mental health services; child abuse; mentally ill; antisocial behavior; risk factors

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