Murder in the Family

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Dr. Susan Hatters Friedman will discuss the various types of murder within the family, which can range from infanticide to elderly partner homicide. Common characteristics among perpetrators and motives will be discussed, along with legal implications and prevention methods.

Speaker Biography

Susan Hatters Friedman, MD serves as the inaugural Phillip J. Resnick Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University, where she also has appointments in the departments of Pediatrics, Reproductive Biology (Obstetrics/ Gynecology), and Law. Dr. Friedman currently serves as President-elect of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL), and has served as Chair of the Law and Psychiatry committee at the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP). Dr. Friedman served as Editor of the GAP book entitled Family Murder: Pathologies of Love and Hate, for which she and GAP were awarded the 2020 Manfred Guttmacher Award. Dr. Friedman is also the Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.


CWRU Law Virtual Event

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