Child Abuse, a Post-mortem Forensic Perspective

Rick R. van Rijn, Simon G.F. Robben, Judith Fronczek, Willemijn M. Klein

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Child abuse is defined by the WHO as all forms of physical and/or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or commercial or other exploitation, resulting in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust or power (World Health Organisation 2016). It is a world-wide problem that affects all societal levels and in its most severe form can result in the death of a child. This chapter will discuss and explain child abuse from a forensic point of view in post-mortem imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Radiology
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMedical Radiology
ISSN (Print)0942-5373
ISSN (Electronic)2197-4187


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