Short Fall Arguments in Court: A Probabilistic Analysis

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Vol: 50, Issue: 3, Page: 763-772

Publication Year:
2017
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https://repository.law.umich.edu/mjlr/vol50/iss3/11
Author(s):
Cuellar, Maria
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Child Abuse Evidence New Perspectives from Law Medicine Psychology and Statistics; Conferences; Criminal justice; Law reform; Statistical arguments; Abusive head trauma; Empirical studies; Short falls; Child abuse; Evidence; Juvenile Law; Medical Jurisprudence
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A discussion about how statistical arguments are used in court, specifically in cases of Abusive Head Trauma in which the defendant has claimed that an accidental short fall, and not shaking or child abuse, has caused the child’s injuries.