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The Resource What happened to Christopher : an American family's story of shaken baby syndrome, Ann-Janine Morey ; with a foreword by M. Joan McDermott

What happened to Christopher : an American family's story of shaken baby syndrome, Ann-Janine Morey ; with a foreword by M. Joan McDermott

Label
What happened to Christopher : an American family's story of shaken baby syndrome
Title
What happened to Christopher
Title remainder
an American family's story of shaken baby syndrome
Statement of responsibility
Ann-Janine Morey ; with a foreword by M. Joan McDermott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A tragedy and a trial placed Ann-Janine Morey in an ideal position to write this wrenching exploration of the havoc wreaked on a family by Shaken Baby Syndrome. As an alternate juror in a 1995 murder trial in Murphysboro, Illinois, she observed a case that has become too common: that of an adult caregiver shaking to death a baby. A seasoned researcher and published scholar, in this book Morey witnesses the court proceedings firsthand, comes to know the families of the toddler intimately, and augments her observations and interviews through research into Shaken Baby Syndrome. The result is an agonizingly human tale supported by the evidence of science, sociology, and criminology
  • Morey's What Happened to Christopher memorializes the short life of nineteen-month-old Christopher Attig (1992-1994). To reveal what Christopher meant to those closest to him, Morey conducts extensive interviews with the child's parents and grandparents. She also interviews the officials involved in the case to set the scene from a legal and police angle. Gary Lynn Gould, who was convicted of and imprisoned for killing Christopher, did not answer Morey's requests for interviews
  • Morey characterizes her investigation as a "story of quiet horror because it takes place in a way and a setting that could be any town and many families". Nonetheless, Morey's narrative skill transforms Christopher into much more than an ordinary child, senselessly slain. He is Christopher, irreplaceable and unique. And by the time she reconstructs Christopher's final days and the aftermath of his murder, Morey has depicted the principals in the case so deftly and imbued them with such humanity that we experience their torment andtheir hope
  • Morey also provides a juror's insight into the trial. By showing what happened to Christopher Attig and by presenting the accumulated findings relative to Shaken Baby Syndrome, she seeks through education to help prevent future deaths like Christopher's
Cataloging source
DLC
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Morey, Ann-Janine
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6541.U6
LC item number
M67 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Attig, Christopher Michael
  • Infanticide
  • Battered child syndrome
Label
What happened to Christopher : an American family's story of shaken baby syndrome, Ann-Janine Morey ; with a foreword by M. Joan McDermott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-167)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38324489
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiii, 167 pages
Isbn
9780809322152
Lccn
98005368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
What happened to Christopher : an American family's story of shaken baby syndrome, Ann-Janine Morey ; with a foreword by M. Joan McDermott
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-167)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38324489
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiii, 167 pages
Isbn
9780809322152
Lccn
98005368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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