The collapse of the rape prosecution trial against Liam Allan in Croydon Crown Court could have widespread ramifications for other criminal cases, because it was discovered the police withheld 50,000 text messages when such information should have been disclosed as a matter of course.
The Daily Mail has recently published an extensive article covering regression therapy and false accusations of abuse.
BBC London broadcast a report on the Carol Felstead case on Friday, 29 September. The short news item covered the issue of false memories being implanted by therapists, and has contributions from Joseph Felstead (Carol’s father), Dr Kevin Felstead (Carol’s brother, and the BFMS Director of Communications) and Dr Julia…
By Dan Josefsson. Publisher: Portobello Books Limited. Date: 2015. Perhaps the most extraordinary case in Swedish legal history – the story of the man who confessed to mass murders he did not commit.
Beatrice, Nebraska was the location for what was probably the most extraordinary case of proven false memory in America’s history:
At the end of last month a special BBC Crimewatch programme with a helpline invited callers to report non-recent sexual offence, and on the same day (February 27) the first public hearing of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) was held.
Kato Harris knew he wanted to be a teacher from the age of 16. Helping pupils fulfil their potential was one of his driving ambitions.
The claims of ‘Nick’ that leading figures of the ‘establishment’ were involved in an horrendous paedophile ring were one of the central planks of the Met Police’s Operation Midland.
An official report for Wiltshire Police drawn up by criminologist Dr Rachel Hoskins concluded that the ‘Heath Inquiry, like the Westminster VIP Inquiry, rests on an over-active imagination.’
Matthew Scott has produced one of his most remarkable articles for the Barrister Blogger website.