Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children: A Medical, Legal, and Forensic Reference addresses all aspects of abusive head trauma cases in one complete reference for clinicians, investigators, prosecutors, and social workers. The text details the application of medical science to the investigation and prosecution of abusive cases, as well as issues of long-term outcomes, developmental and educational needs, and strategies for community-based education and prevention. More than 600 clinical photographs illustrate abusive head injuries with case studies and multidisciplinary analysis, including discussions of shaken baby syndrome, shaken impact syndrome, differential diagnosis, forensic analysis, autopsies, prosecutorial issues, long-term care of survivors, and the role of social services. The textual and photographic information contained in this volume details the following: Forms of abusive head trauma, including shaking injuries Mechanisms involved in abusive head injuries Steps used to discover abusive head injuries in the absence of external signs of trauma Procedures for diagnosing commonly associated injuries Procedures for investigating abusive head injury cases Ways to present evidence in court by use of graphic aids and modern technology Detailed case studies with photographic and radiographic illustrations A hypothetical case of abusive head trauma, demonstrating the complete process of reporting a case, diagnosing injuries, investigating allegations, and implementing social services This single-volume edition combines the best clinical writing with high quality photographic content found in color atlases; it is a wealth of knowledge bound in one concise edition. Abusive Head Trauma Supplementary CD-ROM depicts how head injuries occur using 3-D images and animation. This product is valuable for explaining the complex biomechanics of abusive head injury to investigators, mandated reporters, and jurors.