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The Resource Murder, medicine and motherhood, Emma Cunliffe

Murder, medicine and motherhood, Emma Cunliffe

Label
Murder, medicine and motherhood
Title
Murder, medicine and motherhood
Statement of responsibility
Emma Cunliffe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the early 1990s, unexplained infant death has been reformulated as a criminal justice problem within many western societies. This shift has produced wrongful convictions in more than one jurisdiction. This book uses a detailed case study of the murder trial and appeals of Kathleen Folbigg to examine the pragmatics of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. It explores how legal process, medical knowledge and expectations of motherhood work together when a mother is charged with killing infants who have died in mysterious circumstances. The author argues that Folbigg, who remains in prison, was wrongly convicted. The book also employs Folbigg's trial and appeals to consider what lessons courts have learned from prior wrongful convictions, such as those of Sally Clark and Angela Cannings. The author's research demonstrates that the Folbigg court was misled about the state of medical knowledge regarding infant death, and that the case proceeded on the incorrect assumption that behavioural and scientific evidence provided independent proofs of guilt. Individual chapters critically assess the relationships between medical research and expert testimony; the operation of unexamined cultural assumptions about good mothering; and the manner in which contested cases are reported by the press as overwhelming"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cunliffe, Emma
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • legal cases and notes
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Infanticide
  • Filicide
  • Infants
  • Children
  • Sudden infant death syndrome
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Evidence (Law)
  • Folbigg, Kathleen
  • Infanticide
  • Sudden infant death syndrome
  • Evidence, Expert
  • Medical jurisprudence
  • Mass media
  • Maternal Behavior
  • Children
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Evidence (Law)
  • Filicide
  • Infanticide
  • Infants
  • Sudden infant death syndrome
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Australia
Label
Murder, medicine and motherhood, Emma Cunliffe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on the author's PhD dissertation, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781849461573
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011283750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)696098987
Label
Murder, medicine and motherhood, Emma Cunliffe
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on the author's PhD dissertation, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781849461573
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011283750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)696098987

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