tag: sbs

New book on the scientific controversy surrounding Shaken Baby Syndrome


I'm delighted to present the book I've been working on for the past few years with several colleagues, which is just being published by Cambridge University Press: Shaken Baby Syndrome: Investigating the Abusive Head Trauma Controversy.

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...