When parents kill their young children: Detroit 1982–1986
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- Goetting, A. J Fam Viol (1988) 3: 339. doi:10.1007/BF00989982
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The population of 36 parents or parent figures arrested for killing their children or charges, who were under the age of 6 years in Detroit, Michigan, between 1982 and 1986, are described in the context of their deadly acts. This profile of parent-on-child homicide includes demographic and social characteristics of offenders and victims, circumstances of offense, andarrest and court dispositions.