Barbara Hewson, writing for The Barrister magazine, has adddressed the issue of false allegations, in a substantial article that examines how and why they are made.
Steve Ramirez, Xu Liu and Susumu Tonegawa have performed a remarkable series of experiments on mice which they say demonstrate the unreliability of memory in mice and humans.
A new scientific study has rigorously investigated the nature of childhood memories:
We think our recollections are reliable,but research shows that all of us are susceptible to false memories. Kate Hilpern discovers what can happen when we rewrite the past.
Following sensational claims about a paedophile ring involving MPs, widely reported in the national press, Matthew Scott, a respected senior Barrister, has written a brilliant and illuminating essay which warns of the dangers of leaping to precipitous conclusions
“I’m going to tell you something that will change your lives forever.” The devastating impact of being falsely accused of child sexual abuse is readily apparent in this excellent article by journalist Frances Hardy, writing in the Daily Mail.
The Sun has published an important story in its Fabulous magazine on Satanic Ritual Abuse, false memory and bad therapy.
False memories are a normal part of everyday life and are not a symptom of mental ill-health or disease.
Jimmy Savile and Bryn Estyn – the Danger of Modern Witch Hunts Barrister Mark Barlow and Solicitor Advocate Mark Newby have written an impressive article on the Jimmy Savile scandal and the recent epidemic of historic abuse accusations.
Simon Heffer has written a scathing critique of the treatment of Lord Bramall, who has been under investigation over accusations of historic sexual abuse.