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
© 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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