A psychiatric review on filicide

Author/s Myung-Je Sung, Jeong-Hyun Kim
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/3
Language Italian Pages 20 P. 77-96 File size 1704 KB
DOI 10.3280/RSF2012-003005
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Criminal law disciplines differently infanticide depending on the historical period and the family and social role of the mother. The Author describes the historical evolution of infanticide in Italy, the current legislation and the most relevant court cases on the topic. Infanticide can be punished more or less severely than murder and there are specific circumstances in which it’s punishment differs from murder in general: both aspects highlight the specific role of motherhood during different historical periods and the social representation of the mother given by the different criminal legislations.

Keywords: Motherhood, infanticide, criminal law.

Myung-Je Sung, Jeong-Hyun Kim, Una rassegna psichiatrica sul figlicidio in "RIVISTA SPERIMENTALE DI FRENIATRIA" 3/2012, pp 77-96, DOI: 10.3280/RSF2012-003005