New child-abuse panic could cause wrongful convictions, prof warns

Child-abuse hysteria has spurred hundreds of wrongful convictions and even more destroyed lives in the past 30 years — first with sexual-molestation charges and then the bad science of shaken-baby syndrome. Now comes ”medical child abuse,” an outgrowth of the Munchausen syndrome by proxy panic. And Maxine Eichner, a law professor at the University of North Carolina, says the ill-founded concept is starting to cause similar harm. You can read her astute warning here.

4 responses to “New child-abuse panic could cause wrongful convictions, prof warns

  1. Google “Papa kills babies”

  2. thanks for sharing this!

  3. The pediatric medical establishment has GOT to come to its senses.

  4. Thank you for highlighting this tragic pitfall in child abuse medicine. There is a troubling case unfolding in the Seattle area right now: http://onsbs.com/2015/06/12/medical-child-abuse-be-careful-what-you-post/

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