Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken Baby Syndrome Investigating the Abusive Head Trauma Controversy

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Publisher's Synopsis

Since the early 2000s, a growing body of scientific studies in neuropathology, neurology, neurosurgery, biomechanics, statistics, criminology and psychology has cast doubt on the forensic reliability of medical determinations of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), more recently termed Abusive Head Trauma (AHT). Studies have increasingly documented that accidental short falls and a wide range of medical conditions, can cause the same symptoms and findings associated with this syndrome. Nevertheless, inaccurate diagnoses, unrealistic confidence expression, and wrongful convictions continue to this day. Bringing together contributions from a multidisciplinary expert panel of 32 professionals across 8 countries in 16 different specialties, this landmark book tackles the highly controversial topic of SBS, which lies at the intersection of medicine, science, and law. With comprehensive coverage across multiple disciplines, it explains the scientific evidence challenging SBS and advances efforts to evaluate how deaths and serious brain injuries in infants should be analysed and investigated.

Book information

ISBN: 9781009384766
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.76
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 938g
Height: 163mm
Width: 242mm
Spine width: 27mm