9780190233617-0190233613-Flawed Convictions: "Shaken Baby Syndrome" and the Inertia of Injustice

Flawed Convictions: "Shaken Baby Syndrome" and the Inertia of Injustice

ISBN-13: 9780190233617
ISBN-10: 0190233613
Edition: 1
Author: Tuerkheimer, Deborah
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780190233617
ISBN-10: 0190233613
Edition: 1
Author: Tuerkheimer, Deborah
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Tuerkheimer, Deborah wrote Flawed Convictions: "Shaken Baby Syndrome" and the Inertia of Injustice comprising 320 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0190233613 and 9780190233617. Since then Flawed Convictions: "Shaken Baby Syndrome" and the Inertia of Injustice textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The emergence of Shaken Baby Syndrome (Sbs) presents an object lesson in the dangers that lie at the intersection of science and criminal law. As often occurs in the context of scientific knowledge, understandings of Sbs have evolved. We now know that the diagnostic triad alone does not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that an infant was abused, or that the last person with the baby was responsible for the baby's condition. Nevertheless, our legal system has failed to absorb this new consensus. As a result, innocent parents and caregivers remain incarcerated and, perhaps more perplexingly, triad-only prosecutions continue even to this day.

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 dissolution. It exposes extraordinary failings in the criminal justice system's treatment of what is, in essence, a medical diagnosis of murder. The story of Sbs highlights fundamental inadequacies in the legal response to "science dependent prosecution." A proposed restructuring of the law contends with the uncertainty of scientific knowledge.

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