Journal of Forensic Research

ISSN: 2157-7145

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Bei-Xu Li


  • Research Article
    A Retrospective Study of Neonaticides in Shanghai from 2007 to 2013
    Author(s): Bei-Xu Li, Yan-Chang Ge, Ai-Min Xue, Kai-Jun Ma and Yi-Wen ShenBei-Xu Li, Yan-Chang Ge, Ai-Min Xue, Kai-Jun Ma and Yi-Wen Shen

    Neonaticide is defined as killing of a newborn within the first 24 hours of life. Neonaticide happens globally. The characteristics and motives of Chinese neonaticide are unknown. This study is committed to outline Chinese neonaticide offenders’ characteristics and primary motives. Neonaticide cases in Shanghai Public Security Bureau (SPSB) were reviewed and analyzed. All offenders were domestic migrants with normal mental status. Neonaticide offenders’ common characteristics such as biological mother, young age, immaturity, being unmarried, low socioeconomic status and having an unwanted pregnancy were confirmed. 18 unmarried offenders were resident in Shanghai under 2 years. Their first sexual experience occurred around coming to Shanghai. The offenses occurred under 2 years after coming to Shanghai due to the stigma of illegitimacy. 2 married offenders were resident in .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000382

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