Child Murder Cases Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Child Murder Cases
Compares & contrasts mid-1990 cases: the kidnapping & killing of 12-year old Polly Klass & the drowning by Susan Smith of her 2 sons. Discusses circumstances, motivation, politice investigations, infanticide.
# 11052 | 1,575 words | 12 sources | 2001 | US
Published on May 16, 2003 in Child, Youth Issues (Child Abuse) , Criminology (General)

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"This research paper compares and contrasts two of the most celebrated American child murder cases of the 1990s --the kidnapping and brutal slaying of 12 year old Polly Klaas in Petaluma, California by Richard Davis in October 1993 and the deliberate drowning by Susan Smith of her two sons, three year old Michael and 14 months-old Alexander, on the outskirts of Union, South Carolina on October 25, 1994.

Because of the helplessness of the victims of child murders, the grisly details of their slaying and the suffering and trauma involved, public attention in the United States has often been riveted on, and shocked by, child murders. Berg (1998) said the kidnapping and murder of the infant son of ..."

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