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The National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center Resources/Attorneys
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Information Pack for Parents and Caregivers Falsely Accused of Shaken Baby Syndrome or Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy




  • Do No Harm: From Wondery and NBC News comes the story of Melissa Bright. She thinks she’s living every parent’s worst nightmare when her five-month-old baby tumbles from a lawn chair and hits his head on the driveway. But after she rushes him to the hospital, a new nightmare begins.
  • You’re Wrong About: Shaken Baby Syndrome Episode







Pediatric Justice Association
Medical Kidnap
National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center
Shaken Baby Syndrome False Accusations
Protecting Innocent Families
Medill Justice Project
The Michigan Innocence Clinic
The Innocence Project (National)
Fractured Families
National Association of Parents
Family Justice Resource Center




  • Shaken Baby Syndrome: Investigating the Abusive Head Trauma Controversy (Review excerpt by Sue Lutner, read the full review here.) “A bold new book from Cambridge University Press assembles, in one passionate collection, the fundamental arguments for reconsidering 50 years of shaken baby convictions, Shaken Baby Syndrome: Investigating the Abusive Head Trauma Controversy. The authors, 32 experts with impeccable credentials from a range of medical, mathematical, scientific, and legal specialties, bring both years of experience and a fresh, international perspective to the debate.” 
  • The Forensic Unreliability of the Shaken Baby Syndrome is a comprehensive overview of the history, science, medicine, and law surrounding SBS. It covers why such a controversial syndrome continues to be accepted in medical fields and in the courtroom, as well as discussing the sufficiency of current SBS evidence for the United States Supreme Court’s Daubert standard.
  • In Legally Kidnapped: The Case Against Child Protective Services, former CPS worker Carlos Morales writes, “As an investigator for CPS, I did not help children; I hurt them. I did not protect families; I helped ruin them. I did not work to benefit society; I helped corrupt it.” These shocking words and more by someone who was on the inside reveal the truth about this corrupt organization.
  • It Happened to Audrey details Audrey Edmunds’ terrifying story about being falsely accused of SBS, losing her husband and children, and spending 13 years behind bars fighting for freedom before finally being exonerated.
  • Flawed Convictions: Shaken Baby Syndrome and the Inertia of Injustice by Deborah Tuerkheimer. In this new book, law professor Deborah Tuerkheimer explains how the understanding of SBS/AHT has evolved and that “the diagnostic triad alone does not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that an infant was abused or that the last person with the baby was responsible for the baby’s condition.” Tuerkheimer also exposes the “extraordinary failings in the criminal justice system’s treatment of what is, in essence, a medical diagnosis of murder.”
  • Edges of Truth: The Mary Weaver Story tells the story of Mary Weaver, who was found guilty of murdering a baby in her care in January 1993 and finally exonerated in March 1997, after being allowed to present new evidence at her third trial. More about Mary Weaver’s legal battle and other SBS exonerations can be found at The National Registry of Exonerations, a project of the University of Michigan Law School.
  • They Took the Kids Last Night How the Child Protection System Puts Families at Risk by Diane L. Redleaf tells the account of six families that CPS wrongly removed children from. Diane illustrates the difficult conflicts that can arise between medical science, protection of children, and family rights.
  • Smoke but No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened by Jessica S. Henry  From Amazon.com: “Smoke but No Fire tells the heartbreaking stories of innocent people convicted of crimes that simply never happened. A suicide is mislabeled a homicide. An accidental fire is mislabeled an arson. Corrupt police plant drugs on an innocent suspect.  A false allegation of assault is invented to resolve a custody dispute. With this book, former New York City public defender Jessica S. Henry sheds essential light on a deeply flawed criminal justice system that allows—even encourages—these convictions to regularly occur. Smoke but No Fire promises to be eye-opening reading for legal professionals, students, activists, and the general public alike as it grapples with the chilling reality that far too many innocent people spend real years behind bars for fictional crimes.”