Dialectics, Infant Shaking, and Perpetrator Statements in Child Maltreatment
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There is little middle ground in the dispute between those who believe violent shaking to be a cause of infant mortality and those who deny any link between the two. This brief report considers, from a philosophical perspective, the state of the infant shaking debate and the potential for a future dialectical resolution based on the available evidence. It is argued that for such a resolution to become a reality it will be necessary for child protection professionals to work together to combine a more inclusive, transdisciplinary attitude to research with a more rational, civil approach to dialogue.
Journal of family Violence
Copyright 2014 Springer Netherlands. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Family Violence, Vol. 29 (1), 2014, pp 89-91. Journal of Family Violence is available online at: http://link.springer.com/ with the open URL of your article.
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