Recognizing When a Child's Injury or Illness Is Caused by Abuse

Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse


December 2002

Foreword
Overview

Could This Be Child Abuse?
Key Points
Repetitive Accidents
Cutaneous (Skin) Injuries
Bruises
Age Dating of Bruises
Bruise Configurations
Natural or Normal Bruising
Burns
Poisoning
Head Injuries
Eye Injuries
Internal Injuries
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Investigator’s Checklist for Use in Suspected Cases of Physical
       Child Abuse
Resources
Contributing Authors
Supplemental Reading
General
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Organizations
General
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Additional Resources


NCJ 160938

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