ERIC Number: EJ915597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
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Abusive Head Trauma: A Perpetrator Confesses
Bell, Erica; Shouldice, Michelle; Levin, Alex V.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v35 n1 p74-77 Jan 2011
Objectives: To present a detailed confession from a perpetrator of Shaken Baby syndrome. Methods: Case study. Results: We present a confession of Shaken Baby syndrome describing how the perpetrator severely injured a 3 year old with repeated bursts of acceleration-deceleration (shaking). The child sustained retinal and intracranial hemorrhage. Details of the confession and circumstances by which it was obtained lead us to believe its accuracy. Conclusions: Accurate perpetrator confessions offer useful windows into realities and pathophysiology of abusive head trauma.
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