Supplemental Reading

Child Fatalities

Anderson TL, Wells SJ. Data Collection for Child Fatalities: Existing Efforts and Proposed Guidelines. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, 1991.

Combs DL, Parrish RG, Ing R. Death Investigation in the United States and Canada, 1995. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, August 1995.

Current Trends in Child Abuse Reporting and Fatalities: The Results of the 1995 Annual Fifty State Survey. Chicago, IL: National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, April 1996.

Granik LA, Durfee M, Wells SJ. Child Death Review Teams: A Manual for Design and Implementation. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, 1991.

Kaplan SR. Child Fatality Legislation in the United States. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, 1991.

Kaplan SR, Granik LA (eds). Child Fatality Investigative Procedures Manual. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, 1991.

Shepherd JR, Dworin B, Farley RH, Russ BJ, Tressler PW, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Child Abuse and Exploitation: Investigative Techniques. 2d ed. Washington, DC: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1995.

U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect. A Nation’s Shame: Fatal Child Abuse and Neglect in the United States. Washington, DC: U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, April 1995.

Child Fatality Laws

The following statutory publications are available from the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information, 800–FYI–3366, 703–385–7565. Each contains State and territory laws on the given topic.

Child Abuse and Neglect Crimes: Child Homicide.

Child Death Review Teams/Mandatory Autopsies.

Reporting Suspicious Deaths.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Clearinghouse. Death Investigations and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: A Selected Annotated Bibliography. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, September 1991.

National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Clearinghouse. The Professional’s Role in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: A Selected Annotated Bibliography. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, September 1991.

National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resource Center. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Research: A Selected Annotated Bibliography for 1993. McLean, VA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, May 1994.

National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resource Center. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Risk Factors: A Selected Annotated Bibliography for 1989–1993. McLean, VA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, May 1994.

National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resource Center. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Trying To Understand the Mystery. McLean, VA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, February 1994.

National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resource Center. What is SIDS? (Information Sheet). McLean, VA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, May 1993.

Willinger M, James LS, Catz C. Defining the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): Deliberations of an expert panel convened by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Pediatric Pathology 11:677–684, 1991.

Death Certification and National Death Statistics

The following three references are available from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Division of Vital Statistics, Registration Methods Branch, 301–436–8815. General information on mortality statistics is available from NCHS, Division of Vital Statistics, Mortality Statistics Branch, 301–436–8884.

Funeral Directors’ Handbook on Death Registration and Fetal Death Reporting. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Center for Health Statistics, September 1987. (DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 87–1109).

Medical Examiners’ and Coroners’ Handbook on Death Registration and Fetal Death Reporting. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Center for Health Statistics, October 1987. (DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 87–1110).

Physicians’ Handbook on Medical Certification of Death. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Center for Health Statistics, September 1987. (DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 87–1108).