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Infanticide in Eastern Croatia


Marcikić, Mladen; Dumenčić, Boris; Matuzalem, Elizabeta; Marjanović, Ksenija; Požgain, Ivan; Ugljarević, Mladen
Infanticide in Eastern Croatia // Collegium Antropologicum, 30 (2006), 2; 437-442 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Infanticide in Eastern Croatia

Autori
Marcikić, Mladen ; Dumenčić, Boris ; Matuzalem, Elizabeta ; Marjanović, Ksenija ; Požgain, Ivan ; Ugljarević, Mladen

Izvornik
Collegium Antropologicum (0350-6134) 30 (2006), 2; 437-442

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
infanticide; neonaticide; forensic pathology; psychiatry

Sažetak
For the layperson no crime is more difficult to comprehend than the killing of a child by his or her own parents. This is a retrospective study of neonaticide and infanticide in Eastern Croatia from 1980 to 2004. Judical records of infanticide cases stored in Regional and Country Courts were analyzed for the circumstances surrounding the offense. Twenty-four babies were discovered in various places during investigating period of time. The victims were almost equally divided between boys (12) and girls(11). The gender of one baby was unknown. The mean weight of babies was 2.7 SD=0.66 kg. The perpetrators prefered rubbish-heaps (33.4%), burying in soil (16.7%), various premises in or around the house (16.7%) and garbage cans (12, 5%) as places for hiding the dead babies. The most dominant cause of death in six-teen cases of live birth was asphyxia (37%) with equal distribution of smothering, stuffing the mouth with rags and strangulation. Other frequent causes of death were placing the child in a plastc bag and abandonment (25%), brain injury (25%) and wounding using a sharp weapon (12.5%). The cause of death for six babies remaind unknown due to advanced decomposition. Two babies were stillborn. the age of accused mothers varied from 16 to 33, mean 24 SD=5.2 years. Most of them were unmarried (60%) and had limited formal education. They usually kept the pregnancy a secret (73%) and gave birth (93%) without public welfare assistance. The mother lived in the terror of shame and with guilt that accompany conception without marriage. Fear seemed to be a pronounced motivating factor for committing infanticide under the Croatian Criminal Code. The perpetrator remained unidentified in nine suspicious crimes. The court convicted ten mothers of the crime of infanticide. Often juries were unwilling to punish the mother, citing the mother s lifelong guilt of having killed her child as enough punishment.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
0219262

Ustanove
Klinički bolnički centar Osijek,
Medicinski fakultet, Osijek

Profili:

Avatar Url Mladen Marcikić (autor)

Avatar Url Ivan Požgain (autor)

Citiraj ovu publikaciju

Marcikić, Mladen; Dumenčić, Boris; Matuzalem, Elizabeta; Marjanović, Ksenija; Požgain, Ivan; Ugljarević, Mladen
Infanticide in Eastern Croatia // Collegium Antropologicum, 30 (2006), 2; 437-442 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)
Marcikić, M., Dumenčić, B., Matuzalem, E., Marjanović, K., Požgain, I. & Ugljarević, M. (2006) Infanticide in Eastern Croatia. Collegium Antropologicum, 30 (2), 437-442.
@article{article, year = {2006}, pages = {437-442}, keywords = {infanticide, neonaticide, forensic pathology, psychiatry}, journal = {Collegium Antropologicum}, volume = {30}, number = {2}, issn = {0350-6134}, title = {Infanticide in Eastern Croatia}, keyword = {infanticide, neonaticide, forensic pathology, psychiatry} }

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    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
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