n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - Sentencing filicidal parents : a discussion in the context of two recent cases : Case Number CC 147/09, and 2011 (1) SACR 368 (ECG) : comments

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-8527
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2118



Filicide is a form of murder where a parent (not necessarily biological) kills one or more of his or her children. This article considers the nature of filicide and factors relevant to sentencing a parent involved in filicide. This is in the specific context of two recent South African cases, Case Number CC 147/09 and 2011 (1) SACR 368 (ECG).

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