Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children: A Medical, Legal and Forensic Reference with Supplementary CD-ROM by Lori D. Frasier, J. C. Upshaw Downs, Kay Rauth-Farley, Randell Alexander, Robert Parrish (Mixed media product, 2006)
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Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children: Medical, Legal, and Forensic Issues combines all aspects of abusive head trauma cases medical, social service, investigative, legal and preventive into one complete reference. All professionals involved in identifing children at risk, diagsing injuries, investigating allegations, implementing services and strategizing for prevention will find this book a tremendous resource. In addition to reviewing the most up-to-date information on mechanisms of injury, pathophysiology, and physical findings, Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children 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 education and prevention. A case study chapter gives the learner an opportunity to apply the information. This textual and visual reference addresses all forms of abusive head trauma including shaking injuries. These volumes clearly describe the mechanisms involved in inflicted head injuries, and outline steps used to discover abusive head injuries in the absence of the external signs of trauma. Abusive Head Trauma Supplementary CD-ROM depicts how head injuries occur using 3-D images and animation. This product is valuable for explaining the complex biomechanics of abusive head injury to investigators, mandated reporters, and jurors.
J. C. Upshaw Downs, Kay Rauth-Farley, Lori D. Frasier, Randell Alexander, Robert Parrish