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Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma: A Complicated Child Welfare Issue

11 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2015  

Keith A. Findley

University of Wisconsin Law School

Diana Rugh Johnson

Independent

Katherine H. Judson

University of Wisconsin - Madison - UW Madison Law School

Melissa L. Staas

Independent

Diane L. Redleaf

Independent

Charles Joel Hyman

Independent

Date Written: July 6, 2015

Abstract

This is a short response to a recent paper by Dr. Sandeep Narang and Dr. Christopher Greeley, in which we raise concerns about the diagnostic reliability of certain medical findings used as the basis for allegations of child abuse, particularly shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma.

Keywords: shaken baby syndrome, abusive head trauma, child abuse, subdural hematoma, retinal hemorrhage

JEL Classification: K42

Suggested Citation

Findley, Keith A. and Johnson, Diana Rugh and Judson, Katherine H. and Staas, Melissa L. and Redleaf, Diane L. and Hyman, Charles Joel, Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma: A Complicated Child Welfare Issue (July 6, 2015). 37 The Guardian 1 (June 2015) ; Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1358. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2627324

Keith A. Findley (Contact Author)

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Diana Rugh Johnson

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Katherine H. Judson

University of Wisconsin - Madison - UW Madison Law School ( email )

957 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706
United States

Melissa L. Staas

Independent ( email )

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Diane L. Redleaf

Independent ( email )

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Charles Joel Hyman

Independent ( email )

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