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Published: 02 March 2015

320 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780190233617


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Flawed Convictions

"Shaken Baby Syndrome" and the Inertia of Injustice

Deborah Tuerkheimer

  • The first book to survey the scientific, cultural, and legal history of "Shaken Baby Syndrome" from inception to formal dissolution
  • Exposes extraordinary failings in the criminal justice system's treatment of "Shaken Baby Syndrome" cases
  • Presents a new perspective on the need for the law to better respond to the scientific contingency
  • Provides an examination of "Shaken Baby Syndrome," its evolution in science and law, and explores the overlap of forensic medicine and criminal law to explain "science-dependent prosecution"
  • Proposes a path forward for criminal justice, while suggesting a restructuring of the law in order to deal with the uncertainty of scientific knowledge
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