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Advances in Lie Detection

Galit Nahari.

in Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law; Legal System and Practice. 6155 words.

This chapter presents the challenges of, and advances made in, assessing the veracity of accounts in the forensic context. Initially, the difficulties in discriminating truths from lies,...

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Beliefs About Memory, Childhood Abuse, and Hypnosis Among Clinicians, Legal Professionals, and the General Public

Christopher C. French and James Ost.

in Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law; Legal System and Practice. 5791 words.

This chapter reviews beliefs regarding recovered and false memories, hypnosis, satanic abuse, and dissociative identity disorder among clinicians, therapists, legal professionals, and...

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The Compensations of Being a Victim

Barbara Hewson.

in Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law; Legal System and Practice. 5059 words.

This chapter explores the driving forces and motivations for false, as well as true, allegations of abuse. It makes particular reference to the growth of victimhood as an ideology and...

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Complaints of Sexual Abuse and the Decline of Objective Prosecuting

Luke Gittos.

in Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law; Legal System and Practice. 6474 words.

The argument of this chapter is that the last decade has seen a shift away from objectivity in the prosecution of sex cases. This shift has taken two primary forms. The first is the passing...

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The Defendant’s Plea of Innocent in Sexual Abuse Cases

Tim Bakken.

in Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law; Legal System and Practice. 5433 words.

To counteract the danger of conviction on grounds of a complainant’s/witness’s false, or honest, but mistaken, testimony, adversarial systems might adopt a plea of ‘innocent’, whereby...

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Demons, Devils, and Ritual Abuse

Mary deYoung.

in Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law; Legal System and Practice. 5484 words.

This chapter analyses the cultural, historical, and religious factors that gave rise to the satanic ritual abuse moral panic in the United States during the 1980s and beyond. The moral...

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Experiencing False Allegations of Abuse

Ros Burnett.

in Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law; Legal System and Practice. 6042 words.

This chapter is a compilation of six first-person accounts of the psychological and social experience of being falsely accused. That experience includes the consequences for their families....

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His Story; Her Story

J. Guillermo Villalobos, Deborah Davis and Richard A. Leo.

in Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law; Legal System and Practice. 7041 words.

This chapter aims to provide a general review of factors that can lead to honest false testimony by either party in cases involving disputed sexual consent. First, it reviews the ambiguous...

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‘In Denial’

Daniel S. Medwed.

in Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law; Legal System and Practice. 5314 words.

Innocent people convicted of child abuse or sexual offences face a ‘catch-22’ situation that affects their prospects for parole and for exoneration in court. If they maintain their...

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Making Accusations

Bill Hebenton and Toby Seddon.

in Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law; Legal System and Practice. 6834 words.

This chapter builds on previous work by the authors that characterized and analysed the significance of radical precaution in the processes of securing ‘protection’ for citizens against...

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