Child Abuse

Diagnostic and Forensic Considerations

  • Caroline Rey-Salmon
  • Catherine Adamsbaum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Caroline Rey-Salmon, Martine Balençon, Michel Roussey
    Pages 1-11
  3. Sylvain Barbier Sainte Marie
    Pages 27-43
  4. Barbara Tisseron, Maryam Piram, Caroline Rey-Salmon
    Pages 45-64
  5. Sophie Cassier, Marie-Paule Vazquez
    Pages 65-75
  6. Michel Panuel, Kathia Chaumoitre, Philippe Petit, Jean-Luc Jouve
    Pages 77-103
  7. C. Adamsbaum, T. Billette de Villemeur, B. Husson, A. Laurent Vannier, H. Touré, M. Zerah
    Pages 105-140
  8. Corinne Veyrac, Frédéric Gauthier, Ikram Taleb-Arrada, Olivier Prodhomme
    Pages 141-164
  9. Sabine Defoort-Dhellemmes, Isabelle Bouvet-Drumare, Caroline Marks-Delesalle, Ikram Bouacha, Vasili Smirnov, Matthieu Vinchon
    Pages 165-187
  10. M. P. Vazquez, D. Haddad, A. Picard, N. Kadlub
    Pages 189-213
  11. Caroline Rey-Salmon, Camille Jung, Marc Bellaiche
    Pages 215-242
  12. Caroline Rey-Salmon
    Pages 243-249
  13. Isabelle Sec
    Pages 251-256
  14. M. Balençon, M. Pierre, M. Roussey
    Pages 257-273
  15. Marie Leray, Gilbert Vila
    Pages 275-302
  16. Mireille Nathanson
    Pages 303-312
  17. Elise Thellier, Claire Colmant, Marie-Victoire Sénat
    Pages 313-325
  18. Georges Picherot, Nathalie Vabres
    Pages 327-336
  19. Caroline Rambaud
    Pages 351-389
  20. Alexia Dabadie, Maïa Proisy, Eleonore Blondiaux, Marie-Dominique Piercecchi-Marti, Guillaume Gorincour
    Pages 391-402
  21. Caroline Rey-Salmon, Ophélie Ferrant, Catherine Adamsbaum
    Pages 403-412
  22. Patricia Vasseur
    Pages 413-423
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 425-434

About this book


This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to child abuse providing a comprehensive overview of the topic. From fetal life to adolescence, various patterns of child abuse are described in 23 chapters with highlight on early diagnostic features and differential diagnoses. Data on psychological and domestic violence is also presented. Readers will improve their knowledge in the field of child abuse, helping to identify such situations at onset and subsequently prevent recurrences.

This volume outlines and summarizes the main different judicial processes for child abuse around the world. The book also provides the unique angle and information from experts in France, who unlike other countries, are fully independent of all other parties i.e. judges, prosecutors and families, thus having a unique insight to the origin and context of the violence. Insight to their approach can lead to better prevention of abuse around the world.

Written by a panel of authors including paediatricians, radiologists, forensic scientists, a judge, a magistrate and a psychologist, this book is of interest to professionals involved in pediatrics healthcare, students, medical doctors or nurses. Beyond the field of health, the book may also concern professionals of social and judicial areas who deal with child abuse.



Child abuse Shaken baby syndrome Silverman syndrome inflicted injury sexual abuse Munchausen by proxy syndrome Female genital mutilation child neglect domestic violence postmortem imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Caroline Rey-Salmon
    • 1
  • Catherine Adamsbaum
    • 2
  1. 1.Forensic Unit Hôtel Dieu HospitalParisFrance
  2. 2.Pediatric Radiology, Department Hôpital de Bicêtre CHU Bicêtre AP-HP, Faculté de Médecine Paris Sud UniversityLe Kremlin BicêtreFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-65881-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-65882-7
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