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Casey Anthony: The case that gripped the U.S.: The fact it’s a woman on trial has heightened interest, says Robin Simon, a professor of sociology at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, because the allegation breaks the maternal bond society expects women to have with their children.”The media attention this has generated would not be as significant if it was a father murdering a child.”But the way this tragic case has become a “show” like any other is a sad reflection on modern America, she adds.

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