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Author Muscari, Mary E.
Title Quick reference to child and adolescent forensics : a guide for nurses and other health care professionals / Mary E. Muscari, Kathleen M. Brown.
Imprint New York : Springer Pub. Co. ; [Cherry Hill, NJ] : National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, c2010.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  RA1053 .B763 2010    AVAILABLE


Call # RA1053 .B763 2010
Phys. Description xix, 456 p., [7] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The effects of violence exposure on children -- Cultural aspects of forensics -- Forensic assessment and documentation -- Principles of evidence -- Navigating the juvenile justice system -- Expert witness testimony -- Professional stress and burnout -- Child abuse -- Shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma -- Munchausen syndrome by proxy -- Sexual abuse -- Sexual exploitation -- Child abductions -- Psychological effects of victimization -- Children of incarcerated parents -- Juvenile delinquency -- Child delinquents -- Female delinquents -- Bullying -- School violence -- Juvenile animal cruelty -- Juvenile firesetting -- Gangs -- Juvenile sex offenders -- Dating violence -- Medicolegal child death investigation -- Sudden unexpected infant death -- Filicide -- Child and adolescent suicide -- Asphyxial "games" -- Homicide survivors.
Summary ""Drs. Muscari and Brown have synthesized the key information on forensic pediatrics and produced a `must read' text that needs to be on every person's bookshelf."--Ann Wolbert Burgess, DNSc, APRN, BC Professor of Psychiatric Nursing, Boston College" "Health care practitioners frequently work with victims of child abuse, sexual assault, and juvenile offenders, but often lack the education and resources they need to deal with the everyday forensic issues of pediatric practice. This quick guide provides current information that assists pediatric practitioners with the prevention, identification, and management of pediatric victims and offenders." "The book describes the general principles of forensics and their use in pediatric practice, including a discussion of the cycle, continuum, and cultural aspects of violence. It also serves as a guide to conducting the forensic assessment and recording the legal documentation, collecting evidence, navigating the criminal and family justice systems, and obtaining expert witness testimony. The authors clearly define the role of the pediatric provider working with children who witness violence at home, in the community, and in the media." "Practicing emergency room nurses, pediatric critical care nurses, nurse practitioners, and student practitioners will find this book to be an essential reference guide for managing and understanding pediatric forensics."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Medical jurisprudence.
Alt Author Brown, Kathleen M, 1950-
ISBN 9780826124173 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0826124178 (alk. paper)
9780826124180 (e-ISBN)
0826124186 (e-ISBN)