Torture of Infants and Young Children

Unveiling the Complexities of Pediatric Torture for Criminal Defense Lawyers

January 25, 2024              10:00 am - 2:00 pm PST



For defense lawyers navigating the disturbing landscape of child torture cases, this course offers an essential grasp of the associated forensic pathology. We dissect the intricate details from the nature of different traumas to the complexities of medical neglect. With an emphasis on the challenging interface of natural diseases and external inflictions, this course ensures a robust defense strategy, underpinned by a deep understanding of the forensic aspects of such cases.

Program Outline:

  • Forensic pathology of torture
  • Vicarious trauma, coping and PTSD
  • The autopsy of the tortured infant/child
  • Blunt trauma
  • Penetrating/perforating trauma
  • Thermal and chemical injuries
  • Asphyxia
  • Environmental injuries
  • Sexual injuries
  • Exhaustion/strain
  • Starvation, dehydration and neglect
  • Natural disease, chronic illness and the interface of natural and non-natural factors in child torture cases
  • Medical neglect
  • The skeleton in child torture
  • Special considerations in Capital and Death Penalty cases


Dr. Evan Matshes MD FRCPC, Chief Forensic Pathologist, NAAG Forensic PC

Registration Details:

  • Lecture Format: Online
  • Duration: Each session runs from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM PST
  • Registration Fee: FREE
  • Seats Available: Unlimited

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge in Pediatric Torture cases.

Register now to secure your spot!