Killer Dads

Killer Dads

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No crime is as horrific, as mesmerizingly perplexing, as a child's murder at the hands of a parent. In most cases, the perpetrator is the father. A veteran journalist explores five examples of qfamily annihilatorsq in this troubling snapshot of American crime twisted by the dark trajectory of machismo in economically stressful times. Her research includes some fifty in-depth interviews of victims' friends and family, an examination of police files, and detailed profiles of the researchers who track these qkiller dads.q She also presents experts' theories on the causes that drive men to commit these heinous acts--ranging from economic pressures, the stress of perceived failure, and distorted egos, to the disturbing statistics on abuse of adopted children by step-fathers and the connection between murder and pregnancy. Finally, she discusses factors in contemporary society that may foster such crimes, and measures we can and should be taking to prevent them. Well-researched and often-shocking, Killer Dads provides disturbing insights into the dark forces that can turn family dynamics into the worst imaginable nightmare. From the Trade Paperback edition.... the 31yearold convict carefully threads minuscule pieces of colored glassor rainbowhued plastic on aneedle and line, meticulously ... He uses beading patterns the convicts trade, or those he has gleaned from books, andhe sometimes sketches his ... Hehas made a tiny Americanflag pendant, an iris patternedbracelet, and earringsusing NativeAmerican designs provided by aninmate memberof theCrow nation. The intensive labor on the loom is Jamesa#39;s calm after a murderous storm, anbsp;...

Title:Killer Dads
Author: Mary Papenfuss
Publisher:Prometheus Books - 2013-06-11

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