4R's of Child Abuse

Physical Abuse

Blunt Force Injury (1, 2)  
Blunt impact tears, shears, and crushes tissue
Three basic injuries of blunt force trauma:
Contusion (bruises)
Laceration (tears)
Abrasion (burns) 
1) Text and pictures excerpted from Public Domain (Internet) and further deidentified and edited for this web site.


2)Spitz And Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation Of Death: Guidelines For The Application Of Pathology To Crime Investigation. Charles C Thomas LTD;  2006.