What is Filicide? Shocking reasons why parents kill their own children
International Business Times - 07/23/2017
The examination report claimed “nearly half of all victims died from physical beatings or other injuries at a parent’s hands. Fathers are more likely to kill. Men killed six out 10 children, most often beating or shooting them. Fathers were at fault in 75 percent of cases when children were shot to death by a parent and in 64 percent of cases when a child was beaten.”
“Violence is a masculine pursuit,” said Jack Levin, a Northeastern University criminologist, who was a part of the examination.