By Carmen M. Cusack
Legislation when it comes to intercourse, being pregnant, and Infancy examines case legislations and laws with reference to replica, being pregnant, and infancy. Cusack explores the winding pathways of felony priority and motion at the social stipulations of being pregnant and childbirth, and attracts from felony and courtroom systems and behavioral technology to figure out if the legislations is appearing within the top curiosity of these weak populations. Cusack surveys interpersonal, familial, and societal difficulties provided all through background and presently dealing with modern generations, wondering no matter if the felony justice method can evolve to aid the transforming into wishes of its voters such a lot wanting criminal suggestions.
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In rare cases, men who have false pregnancies may suffer similar symptoms. , amenorrhea) (Gaskin, 2012). Men are likely to understand that they are experiencing false pregnancy; but for women, pseudocyesis, can be extremely saddening or humiliating when they discover that pregnancy was false. Some feel that they will be perceived by others as being delusional, which further stigmatizes pseudocyesis. Women are likely not delusional if they have no way of knowing that pregnancy was false; for example, receiving false-positive results on a pregnancy test.
In some jurisdictions, cell phone possession can be a felony (Cusack, 2015). Some mothers endanger their infants beyond involving them in drug trade (Inquisitr, 2014). One woman, who was driving under the influence, hid heroin drug paraphernalia inside her infant’s diaper bag. After she collided with an 18-wheeler, police discovered other serious violations. She possessed ecstasy; her license was suspended; and she failed to secure her infant in a car seat. Offenders have faked late-term pregnancy and motherhood to smuggle drugs.
People who are mentally deranged or experience psychotic reactions may not be able to appreciate the nature of their conduct; and may not be able to conform their behavior to the law during delusional religious ideation. If these people kill their infants during a delusion, then they may become suicidal. Infanticide is discussed in Chapter 15 and Chapter 17 (People v. Littlejohn, 1986). Andrea Yates, who drowned all of her children in a bathtub, suffered from severe postpartum psychosis (Leblanc, 2007).
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