Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children: A Medical, Legal and Forensic Reference with Supplementary CD-ROM

by Lori Frasier, Kay Rauth-Farley, Randell Alexander, Robert Parrish, J. C. Upshaw Downs

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"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.More than 600 clinical photographs illustrate inflicted head injuries with case studies and multidisciplinary analysis, 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.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."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. Clear up confusion about what is and is not shaken baby syndrome with exacting animations developed by an objective and esteemed pathologist.

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