Torture of Infants and Young Children

Unveiling the Complexities of Pediatric Torture for Prosecutors

January 11, 2024              10:00 am - 2:00 pm PST



Delve into the challenging area of child torture from a forensic perspective. We begin with an overarching view on the forensic pathology of torture, leading to a comprehensive understanding of the autopsy procedure specific to tortured infants and children. Topics cover the range of injuries, from blunt and penetrating traumas to asphyxia and environmental injuries. The course also highlights starvation, dehydration, neglect, and the challenging intersection of natural disease and non-natural factors in these cases. Equip yourself with the in-depth knowledge required for effective prosecution.

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!