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Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)

Criminal investigation

It is not easy to determine whether or not the shaking of a baby is intentional. The CHUSJ’s medical and rehabilitation teams have neither the mandate nor the required skills to determine this. This difficult task is determined through a special investigative process that falls under the Criminal Code and is undertaken by criminal investigators who have been appropriately trained to conduct such delicate investigations at the École nationale de police du Québec (ENPQ).

When SBS is suspected to be the cause of a child’s death, it is confidentially reported to the police by the Coroner or another party (See multisectorial agreement).

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Updated on 10/6/2014
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