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Flawed convictions : "shaken baby syndrome" and the inertia of injustice

Author: Deborah Tuerkheimer
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Flawed Convictions: "Shaken Baby Syndrome" and the Inertia of Injustice is the first book to survey the scientific, cultural, and legal history of Shaken Baby Syndrome from inception to formal  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Tuerkheimer
ISBN: 9780190233617 0190233613 0199913633 9780199913633
OCLC Number: 907282906
Description: xiv, 302 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; Chapter One: A Medical Diagnosis of Crime ; The Prosecution Paradigm ; The Lure of Blame ; Chapter Two: Complications ; Scrutiny ; The New SBS ; Doubtful Convictions ; Chapter Three: The Triad Endures ; Today's SBS ; Child Abuse Specialization ; Prosecutorial Certainty ; Staying Power ; Chapter Four: Trials ; Deciding Guilt ; Case on Trial ; Chapter Five: Missed Diagnosis ; Diagnostic Error ; A Legal Perspective on Differential Diagnosis ; Anatomy of a Missed Diagnosis ; Chapter Six: Confessions ; Non-Confession Confessions ; Unreliable Confessions ; Inside the Interrogation Room ; Chapter Seven: Fluky Justice ; Acquittals ; Dismissals ; No-Arrest Cases ; Chapter Eight: Guilty Pleas ; A System in Flux ; When Innocents Plead Guilty ; The Meaning of Lopsided Pleas ; Chapter Nine: The Limits of Judicial Review ; Sufficiency Challenges ; Collateral Attack ; Chapter Ten: Reform ; Improving Medical Outcomes ; Upstream Innocence Protection ; Downstream Innocence Protection ; AFTERWORD ; INDEX
Responsibility: Deborah Tuerkheimer.

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Flawed Convictions is a brave and eye-opening expose of the wrongful convictions of innocent caregivers in the death of a child based on 'shaken baby syndrome' (SBS). With meticulous research and Read more...

 
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