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Intersection of Science and Law in Child Abuse Cases

Updated: Nov 16, 2023


In recent times, we've seen a troubling trend in our legal system – the misinterpretation of scientific evidence leading to wrongful convictions, especially in sensitive and complex child abuse cases.


Science, while a powerful tool for truth, can sometimes be misunderstood or misapplied in courtrooms. This is particularly concerning in cases of alleged child abuse, where the stakes are incredibly high. The misuse of medical and forensic evidence can lead to tragic consequences, affecting both the wrongfully accused and the genuine victims seeking justice.


It's crucial for our legal professionals - judges, lawyers, and jurors - to have a robust understanding of the science involved in these cases. Equally important is the need for clear, unbiased, and accurate scientific testimony from experts.


Our focus should be on protecting children and ensuring justice is served, but this can only be achieved when science and law work hand in hand with accuracy and fairness.


Watch our video below and join the conversation on how we can improve the intersection of science and the legal system to protect the innocent and ensure justice for victims of child abuse.



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Gareth Howell
Gareth Howell
15 de nov. de 2023

There may be/ have been one UK tabloid knocking the case as child abuse, with which it has nothing to do at all.

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Kirsten Lawrence
Kirsten Lawrence
15 de nov. de 2023
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I don't mean to be rude but what are you talking about because the video clearly tells you the numbers? I've even just rewatched the video to try and understand your point, but I can't. Maybe it is just me being thick, so I apologise if that is the case.

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Try this

https://www.ted.com/talks/waney_squier_i_believed_in_shaken_baby_syndrome_until_science_showed_i_was_wrong?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

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Michelle
Michelle
15 de nov. de 2023
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Wow. Thank you Sarrita and thank you Helen for highlighting this issue. I had no idea. Just like Lucy’s case, truly shocking.

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nice

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Kirsten Lawrence
Kirsten Lawrence
15 de nov. de 2023

Absolutely amazing video, so well thought out, so beautifully put together. It certainly takes you on an emotional ride. It is incredibly scary and sad to know how many parents are in prison for this. It's beyond gross.

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This is very welcome. High impact video! It's an important issue. High time it was tackled.

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