Few crimes are as stigmatized, or taken as seriously, in society as crimes against children. After all, children are innocent, and adults are supposed to work to keep them safe – but that doesn’t always happen.
A 2-year-old boy was recently injured in Kerrville, Texas, and his head injuries resulted in his death – a death that has now been ruled a homicide. A study in the Journal of Pediatrics found that cases like this two-year-old’s happen more often than you may think, too.
Abuse accounts for roughly 59 percent of the injuries children are admitted to the hospital. Around 23 percent of injuries are accidental, which does to show that accidents can and do happen when caring for children, [...]