I throughly enjoyed this book. I recommend it to any professional who works with children. Despite the fact that the book covered events and legal aspects of NAHI in England, the issues described can apply to any country.
This little book discusses a problem rarely discussed and of great actuality, namely that of the "shaken baby syndrome". It is written by a former police officer and a medical sociologist, and discusses the medical, social and legal aspects of non-accidental head injuries in babies and young children. Of interest to pediatricians, social workers and those involved with law and child protection.
The authors provide a valuable insight into the complexities surrounding the interface between medical and legal decision - making in the field of non-accidental head injury. It is accessible and would be of interest to the range of professionals working in the field of child abuse.
This book provides an excellent insight into current thinking, research, and courtroom practice with regard to non-accidental head injury in young children. The research is linked to theory throughout the book and this provides a rounded perspective with regard to the subject matter. Accepting that the subject matter is one which is inherently tragic and disturbing this book is an informative and sightful read.