Child Maltreatment: A Comprehensive Photographic Reference Identifying Potential Child Abuse provides vivid, full-color photographs and case studies of child abuse, neglect, investigative practices, and child maltreatment prevention. This exhaustive photographic reference illustrates in clear detail normal and abusive findings associated with both common and unusual forms of child maltreatment.
The more than 1600 photographs and case studies in this atlas were taken in clinical settings, at crimes scenes, and in the offices of medical examiners. They include forensic photodocumentation from physical examinations of abused children, crime scene documentation and recreations taken by law enforcement officials, and autopsy photos demonstrating fatal physical trauma. This diverse collection of investigative photodocumentation is an essential visual reference for professionals who work with abused children and children presenting with injuries suggestive of abuse or neglect.
The authors of this comprehensive photographic atlas include comprise a team of medical doctors and nurses, forensic pathologists, law enforcement personnel, therapists, and victim counselors. With their combined resources and expertise, they designed Child Maltreatment: A Comprehensive Photographic Reference Identifying Potential Child Abuse to support their colleagues in field investigations, care for, and the prevention of child maltreatment. This exhaustive photographic reference is an invaluable tool for professionals responding to child maltreatment and for the children, families, and communities they serve.