Torture of Infants and Young Children

Unveiling the Complexities of Pediatric Torture for Law Enforcement Professionals

February 8, 2024              10:00 am - 2:00 pm PST



For law enforcement professionals, it's essential to understand forensic pathology principles while managing its emotional impact. This course covers both - from the foundational pathology of torture to specific injuries like thermal, chemical, and sexual traumas. Additionally, we touch upon the crucial aspect of vicarious trauma, providing insights into coping mechanisms and recognizing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Law enforcement officers will gain a holistic understanding, preparing for the complexities of child torture cases, from investigation to court proceedings.

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!