Child Abuse Evidence:
New Perspectives from Law, Medicine, Psychology and Statistics
Friday, November 6, 2015 • 8:30am – 4:30pm
Honigman Auditorium, 100 Hutchins Hall (map)
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.
This symposium is free and open to the public. Please complete the registration form to be counted for planning and catering purposes. Please note: Registrations made after November 1st will not be guaranteed to receive lunch.
The event is supported by the College of LSA Dean’s Office, Law School, and the ADVANCE Program. Other co-sponsors include the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG), the Institute for Social Research (ISR), 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.