Forensics: Child abuse research: multiple fractures possible from single impact : animal study.

The years that Todd Fenton, Roger Haut and their research team spent smashing infant pig skulls in a lab at Michigan State University could change the way forensic scientists interpret skull fractures in children and the way they determine what’s child abuse and what’s not.

What they found was that multiple skull fractures and fractures that aren’t connected can come from a single impact. They found that the greater the impact force the more fractures there were, and that the direction — or line of the actual fracture — pointed back to the location of impact.

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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