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Med’s and Law’s Susan Hatters-Friedman discusses cases of child murder by parents

Unmasking the unthinkable: Why do some parents kill their kids?
KRON San FranciscoSusan Hatters-Friedman, the Phillip Resnick Professor of Forensic Psychiatry and an adjunct professor at the School of Law, said there are hundreds of cases of child murder by parents—otherwise known as filicide—each year in the United States. “As with everything else, there are some cases we hear more about, like when multiple children are affected,” she said. “Across the country, across the world, it’s something that happens, and it’s important for us to be aware if we want to act to prevent it.”