Title page for ETD etd-05222007-091407


Type of Document Dissertation
Author Flanigan, Marjie Miller
URN etd-05222007-091407
Title A behavioral portrait of the attempted adolescent parricide offender
Degree PhD
Department Counselor Education
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Hutchins, David E. Committee Co-Chair
Vogler, Daniel E. Committee Co-Chair
Curcio, Claire Cole Vaught Committee Member
Keith, Timothy Z. Committee Member
Sporakowski, Michael J. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Behavioral assessment.
  • Adolescent psychology.
  • Family violence Virginia.
  • Parricide Virginia.
  • Family violence West Virginia.
  • Parricide West Virginia.
Date of Defense 1993-05-01
Availability restricted
Abstract

Few studies exist which systematically address the topic of attempted adolescent parricide, particularly within a family violence context. This study, through qualitative research techniques: (a) determined the incidence of attempted adolescent parricide; (b) examined variables associated with the phenomenon; (c) derived a behavioral portrait of adolescents who attempt parricide through TFA Systems (tm); and (d) compared actual and attempted parricide. Select case studies from the research literature served as the actual parricide group for comparative purposes.

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