Child Abuse Pocket Atlas, Volume 4

Child Abuse Pocket Atlas, Volume 4

Investigation, Documentation, and Radiology

Randell Alexander, MD, PhD, Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, Debra Esernio-Jenssen, MD, Jonathan D. Thackeray, MD, David L. Chadwick, MD


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250 pages, 505 images, 12 contributors In the investigation of child abuse, consistent investigative protocol and clear, thorough documentation of facts and findings are essential to ensuring justice for victims, both for those who survive and for those who do not. In order to achieve the best possible results in such cases, multidisciplinary investigative teams of first responders, law enforcement, and medical practitioners should be well prepared for the process of investigation and documentation as they work in tandem toward a just end for every case of abuse. Readers in medicine, law enforcement, and any other readers involved with child abuse and death investigations will enjoy the benefit of Child Abuse Pocket Atlas Series, Volume 4: Investigation, Documentation, and Radiology, a compact and accessible guide to investigation and documentation.


Randell Alexander, MD, PhD:
Randell Alexander, MD, PhD is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Florida and the Morehouse School of Medicine and has served on several state child death review committees. He is an active researcher, lectures widely, and testifies frequently in major child abuse cases throughout the country.

Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP is the medical director of Texas Children's Health Plan, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and an attending physician for the Texas Children's Hospital's forensic pediatrics service at the Children's Assessment Center in Houston, Texas.

Debra Esernio-Jenssen, MD is currently a Professor in Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Florida and has served as the Medical Director of the Child Protection Team since 2010. In 2009 she was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Child Abuse Pediatrics.

Jonathan Thackeray, MD, FAAP is Clinical Director of The Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

David L. Chadwick, MD is the Director Emeritus of the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego. He has engaged in clinical work with abused children since 1960.