The Child Cases

June 28 and February 21, 2012 / 32m

Season 2011: Episode 16


In this joint investigation with ProPublica and NPR, FRONTLINE correspondent A.C. Thompson unearths more than 20 child death cases in which people were jailed on medical evidence — involving abuse, assault and “shaken baby syndrome” — that was later found unreliable or flat-out wrong. Are death investigators being properly trained for child cases? [Explore more stories on the original website for The Child Cases.]

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