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Revista de estudios histórico-jurídicos

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CHAVEZ ZUNIGA, Pablo  e  BRANGIER PENAILILLO, Víctor. Infant mortality through the crime of infanticide and the abandonment of minors, Santiago 1873-1920. Rev. estud. hist.-juríd. [online]. 2020, n.42, pp.811-832. ISSN 0716-5455.

This article establishes links between crimes related to childhood and infant mortality, as a cultural framework that accounts for the social profile of those involved in the crimes and the methods that justice applied to investigate in these summaries. Through a documentary body of 126 judicial files categorized as kindergarten deaths, infanticide and abandonment, ways of raising children and lack of care in childhood will be analyzed ad factors in deaths. Both the testimonies and legal judgments make up a narrative that allows us to investigate the occurrence of violent acts and helps to understand, also the processes of construction of the meanings of childhood, from an approach marked by the orientations of justice and science legal medical.

It also requires the strategies of the actors during the judicial proceedings and the reasons to which they responded for their actions. The conclusions highlight the documentary wealth of judicial investigations to reveal one of the most violent edges directed towards childhood.

Palavras-chave : Child Mortality; Infanticide; Santiago.

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