Unsafe Home 


Lexington Books, An Imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, 2020

In Unsafe Home: Child Harming within the Family, Limor Ezioni focuses on the three major types of child harming within the family—abuse, incest, and filicide—and provides an in-depth exploration of each type historically, legally, and comparatively.

In the first part, focusing on abuse executed on children, Ezioni addresses both physical and emotional abuse, discussing what constitutes child abuse, how it should be punished, and whether any damage caused to a child is prosecutable by law.

In the second part of the book, Ezioni examines childhood incest, focusing on adult survivors and the multitude of legal problems they face while attempting to pursue justice through the legal system and questioning whether the current legal and criminal provisions provide sufficient protection for survivors.

In the final section of the book, Ezioni examine the filicide phenomenon and how the judicial system in western countries deals with the painful reality that reflects the society in which it occurs—filicide is often carried out by parents who are unable to function as a parent in circumstances dictated by the place and time in which they live. Scholars of legal studies, family studies, criminology, and sociology will find this book particularly useful.


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