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Pediatric Forensic Evidence

A Guide for Doctors, Lawyers and Other Professionals


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. David L. Robinson
    Pages 1-21
  3. David L. Robinson
    Pages 23-49
  4. David L. Robinson
    Pages 51-96
  5. David L. Robinson
    Pages 97-112
  6. David L. Robinson
    Pages 113-130
  7. David L. Robinson
    Pages 131-143
  8. David L. Robinson
    Pages 145-159
  9. David L. Robinson
    Pages 161-185
  10. David L. Robinson
    Pages 187-205
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 207-216

About this book


This book provides guidance to all professionals working with children who present with injuries, neglect, illness falsification and other forms of child abuse. Clinical findings and the current literature are analyzed. The author’s clinical experience is shared to assist the reader in diagnosing the cause of injury and other presentations.

This text is the result of many years of experience in the UK working with children in an East London hospital (which receives over 1000 children a week through the children’s Emergency Department) and the analysis of over 400 cases for the Family and Crown Courts. Mainstream opinions, the medical literature, and examples from extensive experience on the wards and in Court are discussed.

Pediatric Forensic Evidence is aimed at doctors, lawyers, the Courts, social workers, health visitors, teachers, the police and others, guiding them through the analysis of injury and when to raise concerns.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsQueen’s University HospitalRomfordUnited Kingdom

About the authors

David Robinson, MSc,MRCPH,DCH is Consultant Paediatrician at the Queen’s
University Hospital, Romford and King George Hospital Ilford. Both East London
hospitals receive in total over 1000 children a week through the Emergency Department covering a total population of 750,000. As medical expert he has analysed over 400 cases for both the Family and Crown Courts.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pediatric Forensic Evidence
  • Book Subtitle A Guide for Doctors, Lawyers and Other Professionals
  • Authors David L. Robinson
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-45335-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-45337-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 216
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Forensic Medicine
    Medical Law
    Social Work
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“This is a comprehensive, clinically relevant resource for providers involved in the evaluation and care of children who are seen for suspected child abuse or neglect. …The audience includes students, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, fellows, and practitioners. … This is an excellent resource for providers at every level who are evaluating children for potential child abuse and neglect. The approach is excellent, the objectives are met, and I can recommend this book without hesitation.” (Joseph Hageman, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2018)