By Michelle Oberman
Oberman and Meyer are prime experts on their topic. Their 2001 booklet, Mothers Who Kill Their Children, drew from hundreds of thousands of newspaper articles in addition to from clinical and social technology journals to suggest a finished typology of maternal filicide. In that very same yr, pushed by way of a wish to try out their typology—and to higher comprehend child-killing ladies not only as varieties yet as individuals—Oberman and Meyer begun interviewing girls who have been incarcerated for the crime. After undertaking long, face-to-face interviews with 40 felony inmates, they back and chosen 8 ladies to talk with at even higher size. This new booklet starts off with those tales, mentioned within the matter-of-fact phrases of the inmates themselves.
There are collective subject matters that emerge from those person bills, together with histories of relentless interpersonal violence, bothered relationships with mom and dad (particularly with mothers), twisted notions of romantic love, and deep conflicts approximately motherhood. those issues constitution the books total narrative, which additionally comprises an insightful exam of the social and institutional platforms that experience failed those ladies. Neither the moms nor the authors provide those tales as excuses for those crimes.
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When Mothers Kill: Interviews from Prison by Michelle Oberman