A perpetrator confesses

Authors:
BELL Erica, SHOULDICE Michele, LEVIN Alex V.
Journal article citation:
Child Abuse and Neglect, 35(1), January 2011, pp.74-77.
Publisher:
Elsevier

This case study presents the detailed confession of a perpetrator of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Details of the confession and the circumstances by which it was obtained lead the authors to believe that this is an accurate account. They discuss the advances in understanding that this case provides in terms of both the child’s symptoms and insights into the perpetrator’s behaviour. The three year-old child was severely injured by repeated bursts of acceleration-deceleration (shaking). She sustained retinal and intracranial haemorrhages.

Subject terms:
motivation, offenders, physical abuse, case studies, child abuse, diagnosis;
Content type:
research
Link:
Journal home page
ISSN print:
0145-2134

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