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Child Abuse Evidence: New Perspectives from Law, Medicine, Psychology and Statistics

Friday, November 6, 2015
12:00 AM
Great Lakes Room, Palmer Commons, 4th F

What counts, or should count, as a clinical indication of child abuse? Missed abuse endangers children, while mistaken attribution of abuse harms families and caregivers. Either problem may be magnified by diagnostic procedures that invite unwitting bias, or by supporting science that is not itself well-supported.  This symposium assembles diverse research perspectives shedding light on these possibilities, with commentary from attorneys who defend and prosecute child abuse cases. 

REGISTRATION: Please complete the free registration here to be counted for planning and catering purposes.

LOCATION: Great Lakes Room on the 4th floor of Palmer Commons, at 100 Washtenaw Avenue on central campus (map and accessibility information here)




The event is supported by the LSA Dean’s Office, the Law School, and the ADVANCE Project. Other co-sponsors include the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG), the Institute for Social Research (ISR), the Population Studies Center, the departments of Sociology, Statistics, and Psychology, the Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS), the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM), the department of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health, and the Ford School of Public Policy.