When mothers kill : interviews from prison / Michelle Oberman and Cheryl L. Meyer.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Collects interviews with eight selected women at the Ohio Reformatory for Women that have been incarcerated for murdering their children--maternal filicide--in an attempt to better understand child-killing women as both a type and as individuals.
    • Content Notes:
      The saddest stories -- She's the world to me : the mother-daughter relationships described by mothers who committed filicide -- Fighting for love : filicidal mothers and their male partners -- Mothering : hopes, expectations and realities -- Punishment, shame and guilt -- Making sense of the stories -- Interactions with the state : holes in the safety nets -- The end of the story.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (page 161-173) and index.
      Library Journal, May 2008
      Publisher's Weekly, June 2008
      Choice, January 2009
      Library Journal
      Publisher's Weekly
      Choice
      Adult Follett Library Resources.
      Adult.
    • ISBN:
      9780814757024 (trade : alk. paper)
      0814757022 (trade : alk. paper)
    • Accession Number:
      2007049410
    • Accession Number:
      tas.233601