Learn from the top worldwide experts about the science behind medical determinations of shaken baby syndrome (SBS) / abusive head trauma (AHT).
Keith A. Findley
is Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin, and former president of the Innocence Network.
is a neuroscience researcher and software engineer at the Institute of Neurology, University College London.
is a professor of criminal procedure law at Konan University, Kobe.
is Professor of Mathematics working at Sorbonne University, Paris.
is a retired paediatric neuropathologist, formerly John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK.
is a neurosurgeon, and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Clinical Medicine at the University of Bergen, Norway.
For the past decades, a growing body of scientific studies in neuropathology, neurology, biomechanics, statistics, and psychology has cast doubt on the forensic reliability of medical determinations of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), also known as Abusive Head Trauma (AHT). Studies have increasingly documented that the same findings are caused not only by non-accidental trauma, but also by accidental short falls and a wide range of medical conditions. Nevertheless, inaccurate diagnoses, unrealistic confidence expression, and wrongful convictions continue to this day.
Bringing together contributions from a multidisciplinary expert panel of 32 world-leading professionals, this landmark book explains the scientific evidence challenging the reliability of determinations of SBS/AHT and advances efforts to evaluate how deaths and serious brain injuries in infants should be analysed and investigated.