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Child Abuse, 1st ed. 2018 Diagnostic and Forensic Considerations

Langue : Anglais

Coordonnateurs : Rey-Salmon Caroline, Adamsbaum Catherine

Couverture de l’ouvrage Child Abuse

This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to child abuse providing a comprehensive overview of the topic. From fetal life to adolescence, various patterns of child abuse are described in 23 chapters with highlight on early diagnostic features and differential diagnoses. Data on psychological and domestic violence is also presented. Readers will improve their knowledge in the field of child abuse, helping to identify such situations at onset and subsequently prevent recurrences.

This volume outlines and summarizes the main different judicial processes for child abuse around the world. The book also provides the unique angle and information from experts in France, who unlike other countries, are fully independent of all other parties i.e. judges, prosecutors and families, thus having a unique insight to the origin and context of the violence. Insight to their approach can lead to better prevention of abuse around the world.

Written by a panel of authors including paediatricians, radiologists, forensic scientists, a judge, a magistrate and a psychologist, this book is of interest to professionals involved in pediatrics healthcare, students, medical doctors or nurses. Beyond the field of health, the book may also concern professionals of social and judicial areas who deal with child abuse.

Introduction (authors)

1)                  Historical approach

                C Rey-Salmon, paediatrician and forensics MD

2)                  Definitions and epidemiological data

A Tursz, paediatrician and epidemiologist MD, PhD

3)                  Inflicted cutaneous lesions and burns

-          Skin: B Tisseron, pediatrician and forensics MD, M Piram, dermatologisMD, PhD, C Rey Salmon, MD

-          Burns: Pr MP Vazquez, pediatric and plastic surgeon et al 

4)                  Inflicted skeletal injuries

Pr M Panuel, radiologist MD et al

5)                  Inflicted injuries of brain and spinal cord

Pr C Adamsbaum, radiologist MD et al

6)                  Inflicted chest and abdominal injuries

C Veyrac, radiologist MD, Pr F Gauthier, surgeon MD

7)                  Retinal hemorrhages

S Defoort-Dhellemmes, ophthalmologist MD et al

8)                  Inflicted lesions of the neck, face and mouth

Pr MP Vazquez, pediatric and plastic surgeon MD et al

9)                  Sexual aggressions and female mutilations

M Bellaiche, gastro enterologists MD and C Rey-Salmon, MD 

10)               Chemical submission

                I Sec, forensic scientist MD

11)               Neglected and deprived child

Pr M Roussey, pediatrician MD et al 

12)               Psychological abuse

G Vila, MD, psychiatrist  PhD and M Leray (psychologist)

13)               Munchausen by proxy syndrome

M Nathanson, pediatrician MD

14)               Particular patterns of abuse

-          Fetuses: C Colmant, gynecologist MD et al

-          Adolescents: G Picherot, pediatrician MD et al

15)               Children into domestic violence

                E Durand (judge) 

16)               Autopsy and histological data

C Rambaud, pathologist and forensic scientist MD, PhD

17)               Post mortem imaging

Pr G Gorincour, radiologist et al

18)               Diagnostic strategies and recommendations

C Rey-Salmon, MD et Pr C Adamsbaum, MD

19)               Position of the caregiver

P Vasseur (nurse in a forensic unit)

20)        Judicial processes. Basic principles throughout the world.

S. Barbier Sainte Marie (prosecutor)


Doctor Caroline Rey-Salmon is a pediatrician and forensic scientist whose research especially focuses on child abuse, sexual and domestic violence. Having completed her degree in medicine at Paris 7 University in 1985, she is currently responsible for the forensic unit at Hôtel Dieu hospital, Assistance Publique de Paris (APHP). Further, Dr. Rey-Salmon is president of the “Center of Victimology for minors” a French association that promotes both the training of professionals and prevention of abuse in collaboration with judicial professionals, for more than 20 years.

Professor Catherine Adamsbaum is a pediatric radiologist and has been involved in the investigation of child abuse for more than 20 years. She received her degree in medicine from Paris 6 University in 1984. She served as General Secretary and later as President of the French Society of Pediatric Imaging (2003-2011). She currently chairs the department of pediatric radiology of Bicêtre Hospital, Assistance Publique de Paris (APHP) and is affiliated with Paris Sud University. In addition, Dr Adamsbaum has co-chaired the taskforce on abuse of the European Society of Pediatric Radiology (ESPR) and she is currently Director of the National French Diploma program for child abuse.

Both authors are certified experts for the Court of Paris and the Supreme Court. They have developed valuable collaborations with other experts throughout the world in the field of child abuse. They authored a French-language book on child abuse in 2013 (Lavoisier Ed) that has since been awarded by the Prix Prescrire and is commonly used to train not only doctors, nurses and medical students, but also judges and prosecutors (Ecole de la Magistrature).

Working in collaboration with the National American Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS), they also co-organized the first international conference in Paris on shaken baby syndrome (2014). 

Provides a multidisciplinary approach of child abuse

Presents anonymized documented judicial cases

Examines the causal mechanisms of inflicted injuries

Facilitates diagnosis of abuse 

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