Child Abuse Pocket Atlas Series, Vol. 5: Child Fatality and Neglect

Child Abuse Pocket Atlas Volume 5: Child Fatality and Neglect is intended for professionals seeking a hand-held reference with case studies and hundreds of images to aid in the process of identifying and differentiating between abusive and nonabusive child death.

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Child Abuse Pocket Atlas Series
Volume 5: Child Fatality and Neglect

Child Abuse Pocket Atlas Series, Volume 5: Child Fatality and Neglect is designed specifically for those involved in the investigation of child death. For members of the child fatality review team and other related professions, it is vital to be able to differentiate between abusive and accidental causes of death in children.

This atlas features nearly 650 full-color crime scene images, reenactments, and photos taken in post-mortem examinations. Corresponding case studies, written by expert investigators, illustrate a variety of causes of death, such as neglect, burning, drowning, and natural causes. Professionals involved in child death investigations in any form will find this convenient resource essential to their work in the field.

Features & Benefits:

  • Over 600 high-quality images
  • Compact and lightweight for on-the-go use
  • Comprehensive focus on causes of child death
  • Differentiation between abusive and nonabusive fatalities
Product Details:

Perfect Bound 9×6 inches
300 pages, 646 images, 11 contributors


Medical Examiners, Forensic Pathologists, Pediatricians, Emergency Physicians, Pediatric Nurses, Emergency Nurses, Forensic Nurses, Law Enforcement Personnel, Prosecutors, Emergency Medical Technicians, College and Medical Library Administrators

Publication date:

March 2016


978-1-936590-62-9 (Print)
978-1-936590-67-4 (eBook)

Table of Contents

1. The Child Death Specialist
2. Perinatal Death
3. Sudden, Unexplained Infant Death
4. Nonabusive Injuries
5. Burn Injuries
6. Drowning
7. Physical Abuse
8. Homicides
9. Suicides
10. Military Approaches
11. Neglect

Randell Alexander, MD, PhD

Randell Alexander is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Florida and the Morehouse School of Medicine. He currently serves as chief of the Division of Child Protection and Forensic Pediatrics and interim chief of the Division of Developmental Pediatrics at the University of Florida-Jacksonville. In addition, he is the statewide medical director of child protections teams for the Department of Health’s Children’s Medical Services and is part of the International Advisory Board for the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. He has also served as vice chair of the US Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the boards of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and Prevent Child Abuse America. Randell Alexander has served on state child death review committees in Iowa, Georgia, and Florida, and two regional child death review committees. He is an active researcher, lectures widely, and testifies frequently in major child abuse cases throughout the country.

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