Family murder: Pathologies of love and hate - Public lecture - Auckland - 13 Aug 2018

When: Monday 13 August 2018, 5-7pm.

Where: Robb Lecture Theatre 501-B09, Building 501, Level B, Grafton Campus, 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland.

Speaker: Associate Professor Susan Hatters-Friedman.

Hosted by Department of Psychological Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Auckland. 

Free. RSVP for catering purposes to Ranjeeni Ram by 30 July 2018.

Public lecture by Associate Professor Susan Hatters-Friedman

Cases of murder in the family make frequent headlines. Yet data about commonalities in these cases and ideas for prevention are scattered across the literature. This presentation will describe characteristics of the various types of murder within the family. These include partner homicide, neonaticide (killing in the first day of life), infanticide, siblicide (killing a brother or sister), parricide (killing of a parent), and familicide (annihilation of the family)—and their common motives. Only through understanding these dynamics can we contemplate prevention.

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