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New paper on the scientific reliability of confessions of SBS/AHT


Chris Brook and I have just published an article in Forensic Science International: Synergy presenting the results of a survey of parents and caretakers who claim to have been wrongly accused of child abuse after a medical determination of shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma (SBS/AHT).

An Introduction to the Scientific Controversy over Shaken Baby Syndrome


The scientific controversy over the so-called Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) (also known, with a few key differences indicated later, as Abusive Head Trauma, AHT) is a rich and highly complex multifaceted topic.

It involves a wide range of academic disciplines: pediatrics, neonatology, obstetrics, neurology, neuropathology, radiology, hematology, evidence-based medicine, biomechanics, statistics, epidemiology, psychology, among others. There are also ramifications in epistemology, medical ethics, criminal law, sociology...