Legal experts, doctors, and investigative journalists alleged that the US child protection agencies were biased and used flawed techniques to detect abuse.
This is a book by Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer which can be bought here “The emergence of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) presents …
A wide ranging study arguing for a more humane approach to parents by the care system in First World countries.
Published in 2015. Interesting background reading on how the US child protection system operates.
“parents typically meet their attorneys for the first time in the courthouse immediately before or just following their initial removal hearing. In all likelihood, the attorney who claims to represent them was appointed (and will be paid) by the same court that authorised the children’s removal.”
“states should develop error-correction bodies to identify past errors that have resulted in wrongful convictions of people accused of shaking a child.”
US experts question the theory of Shaken Baby Syndrome, 2016.
‘While some are clearly guilty of child abuse, many may be serving time for a crime they did not commit, say a growing number of physicians, pathologists and brain-injury specialists.”
“I believe Child Protection Services nationwide has become corrupt and that the entire system is broken almost beyond repair.” Dated: 16 November 2007
“We must reject the ideology of the Western child welfare services that makes a split between the interest of the child on the on hand and the presence of parents and extended family in its life on the other.”