Shaken Baby Syndrome causes significant and life changing injuries to children in all communities. A study of Shaken Baby Syndrome incidents revealed that both men and women cause these injuries to children. The study suggested that men were more likely to cause more serious injuries and were more likely to confess to the crime when compared to women. Statistics were gathered by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. You can read more about this study at Shaken Baby Syndrome – Statistics Show Many Facets of this Form of Child Abuse and Child Neglect.
In many instances, the person who caused injury to the child via Shaken Baby Syndrome is the primary caretaker or the parent. In a very quick moment, tempers can flare and patience can be lost. That is typically when a child becomes a victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome.