Prosecuting cases of suspected "shaken baby syndrome" - A review of current issues

Cobley, Cathy, Sanders, Tom and Wheeler, Philip (2003) Prosecuting cases of suspected "shaken baby syndrome" - A review of current issues. Criminal Law Review. pp. 93-106. ISSN 0011-135X

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Abstract

In recent years there has been a significant increase in public and professional awareness of the incidence of "shaken baby syndrome" [SBS]. One of the key markers for the condition is the detection of a subdural haemorrhage [SDH] in an infant or young child. This article reports on the findings of recently completed research into the legal and social consequences which arise when children sustain a SDH and examines prosecuting practice and policy in such cases. It also examines recent guidance for police offices investigating cases of suspected SBS, identifies examples of good practice and highlights the need for training for all professionals within the criminal justice system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Babies; Child abuse; Criminal evidence; Legal education; Police inquiries; Prosecutions; Sentencing
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2019 16:04
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 23:46
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38015

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