Familial homicide and social work


Drakeford, M. and Butler, I., 2010. Familial homicide and social work. British Journal of Social Work, 40 (5), pp. 1419-1433.

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This article focuses on the relatively new offence in the UK of familial homicide and contrasts the experience of two women whose children died violently at the hands of their partners and examines the actions of those public agencies that were associated with the events surrounding the children's deaths. In this way, the article demonstrates how far social work practice, in accommodating to the current of the times, may have moved away from the defence of disadvantaged women and failed to speak and act on their behalf.


Item Type Articles
CreatorsDrakeford, M.and Butler, I.
Uncontrolled Keywordsfamilial homicide,child abuse,domestic violence
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
Research CentresCentre for Analysis of Social Policy (CASP)
ID Code20233


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