Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children
A Medical, Legal & Forensic Reference with Supplementary CD-ROM
Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children combines all aspects of abusive head trauma cases into one complete reference for clinicians, investigators, prosecutors, and social workers.
The text details the application of medical science to the investigation and prosecution of these cases, as well as issues of long-term outcome, developmental and educational needs, and strategies for community-based education and prevention.
This single-volume edition combines the best clinical writing with high-quality photographic content found in color atlases -- a wealth of knowledge bound in one concise edition.
More than 600 clinical photographs illustrate inflicted child head injuries with case studies and multidisciplinary analyses, including discussions of shaken baby syndrome, shaken impact syndrome, differential diagnoses, forensic analysis, autopsies, prosecutorial issues, long-term care of survivors, and the role of social services.
The Abusive Head Trauma CD-ROM depicts how head injuries occur using 3-D images and animation developed from actual forensic analysis of victimized children. This product is valuable for explaining the complex biomechanics of abusive head injury to investigators and mandated reporters. Lessen confusion by learning what is and is not shaken baby syndrome with exacting animations developed by an objective and esteemed pathologist.
|Product Details:||Hardbound volume|
|630 pages, 611 images|
|CD-ROM contains images with case studies, animated demonstrations of shaken baby syndrome, and a slide presentation with speaker's notes|
|Audience:||Law Enforcement, Attorneys, Physicians, ER Personnel, Pediatricians, EMTs, Nurses, Medical Examiners, Coroners, Clinical Researchers, Social Service Personnel, Mental Health Professionals, Vital Statistics Personnel, Child Advocates, Child Abuse Prevention Professionals, Child Protective Services Members|
1. Current Perspectives on Abusive Head Trauma
2. Epidemiology of Traumatic Brain Injury: Recognizing Unintentional Head Injuries in Children
3. Unintentional Head Injuries: Case Studies
5. Abusive Head Trauma as a Medical Diagnosis
7. Neuroradiology: Case Studies
8. Neurosurgical Interventions
9. Neurosurgery: Case Studies
11. Ophthalmology: Photographic Examples
12. Associated Injuries
13. Associated Injuries: Case Studies
14. Medical Disorders That Mimic Abusive Head Trauma
15. Medical Disorders That Mimic Abusive Head Trauma: Case Studies
16. Nursing Care
17. Social Services
18. Collaborative Medical and Mental Health Risk Assessment
19. Autopsy Findings
20. Pathology: Case Studies
21. Forensic Investigations
22. Investigation: Case Studies
23. Prosecuting a Case
24. Untrue Defenses
25. Use of Technology in Presenting Evidence
26. Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Abusive Head Trauma
27. Outcomes: Case Studies
28. Prevention and Education
29. Putting it All Together: A Hypothetical Case
30. Illustrative Case Studies
The book, even by itself, has already been a tremendous resource and helped me prepare for my upcoming trial!
Sandra L. Murphy
Combining current knowledge on head trauma from several professional fields is an outstanding feature of this book; it will support clinicians, pathologists, and other medical personnel working with professionals in other disciplines as they diagnose and investigate cases of both abusive and unintentional head trauma in children.
Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP
The case examples used throughout provide an excellent way to understand the issues and challenges that are routinely encountered in the investigation of these types of child abuse incidents. This publication should be part of every child abuse investigator’s library.
Lt Bill Walsh
I read the chapter on prosecution on the eve of a child homicide trial and found that the factors in the Appendix described my case to a tee. It succinctly summed up the evidence a prosecutor needs to identify who abused the child and why.
Jeannette R. Gallagher