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A shaken baby syndrome researcher reconsiders

British neuropathologist Waney Squier spent many years as an expert witness in court assisting in the prosecution of defendants accused of causing Shaken Baby Syndrome. Then a closer engagement with the evidence caused her to change her mind — and the story that follows, which she tells in this TEDx Wandsworth talk, must be heard to be believed. Sue Luttner has more for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. More on the story: Jon Robins, The Justice Gap; Theodore Dalrymple, Spectat...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Child Abuse, Times, Forensics, Wandsworth, Expert Witnesses, Waney Squier, Justice Gap, Deborah Tuerkheimer, Theodore Dalrymple, Sue Luttner, USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism More, Jon Robins, Marisa Gerber

Is capitalism making us fat?

Is capitalism making us fat? As workers emerge from the holidays an average of one pound heavier, weight loss tops every list of New Year’s resolutions. Yet in 2019, physicians are asking politicians to classify obesity as a disease to be treated by taxing sugary foods – and some commentators are blaming our penchant for overindulgence on the capitalist system.    If obesity is a disease, then in the West it is an epidemic. Some 40 percent of America...
Tags: UK, Religion, West, NHS, McDonald, Ben, Maduro, U S Air Force, Will Hutton, Royal College of Physicians, Andrew Goddard, RCP, Missouri Farm Bureau, John Cassian, American Journal of Human Biology, Tina Dupuy

Theodore Dalrymple on Notable British Trials

“For roughly 200 years, trial transcripts were popular, if not the favorite, reading material in the English-speaking world — especially in Britain.” Theodore Dalrymple recounts high points from “the 83 volumes of Notable British Trials, which are as complete a compendium of human nature as has ever appeared.” [City Journal] Tags: crime and punishment, United Kingdom Theodore Dalrymple on Notable British Trials is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Britain, United Kingdom, Crime And Punishment, Theodore Dalrymple