Part I, Section I

Prosecutors build murder cases on disputed Shaken Baby Syndrome diagnosis

Interview

Mother acquitted of shaking a baby: ‘I would have committed suicide’

Part I, Section II

Doctors who defend shaking diagnosis dismiss scientific challenges

Interview

Prosecutor: ‘The public should know that this can kill’

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The unsettled science of Shaken Baby Syndrome

Part I, Section III

Mother released from prison: ‘It hurts too bad to remember’

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After five years in prison, a young mother is set free

Part I, Section IV

In Maryland, a baby collapses and a babysitter is blamed

Part I, Section V

Prosecutor to jurors: ‘Healthy babies just don't die’

Part I, Section VI

But that year, the case took a significant turn.

Interview

Babysitter once sentenced to 20 years in prison: ‘I’m not gonna say that I killed somebody’

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A breakdown of the dismissed cases

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Map: Parents and caregivers accused of shaking nationwide

Interview

Former medical examiner: ‘Alleged cases of pure shaking are unusual’

Part II, Section I

Doctors who diagnosed Shaken Baby Syndrome now defend the accused

Interview

Doctor who helped introduce the hypothesis behind Shaken Baby Syndrome: ‘I don’t think innocent people should be in jail’

Part II, Section II

A child abuse diagnosis raises questions, doubts

Interview

Accident reconstruction specialist: ‘We need to apply the science’

Part II, Section III

Engineers: Falls could be more dangerous than shaking

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A biomechanical look at shaking

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How much acceleration can be generated by shaking a 22-pound crash-test dummy

Part II, Section IV

Doctor: ‘What could be right about getting it wrong?’

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Shaken science

A disputed diagnosis imprisons parents

A breakdown of the dismissed cases

Since 2001, as a growing number of doctors and scientists began challenging the diagnosis of Shaken Baby Syndrome, more than 200 criminal cases have unraveled. In some cases, charges were dropped or dismissed by prosecutors and judges. In other cases, defendants were found not guilty or their convictions were overturned. Some defendants spent months or years behind bars before they were released.

SOURCES: Post database editor Steven Rich, joint study by The Washington Post and the Medill Justice Project at Northwestern University.

GRAPHIC: Designed by Alberto Cuadra/The Washington Post