The Sunday Times (18 October 2015) published the following headline: ‘VIP sex cases link to false memory – Experts slam controversial therapy.’
This news alert references an excellent article to put in someone’s hands to show how easily an eyewitness account can be mistaken.
Another extraordinary case has recently surfaced after a woman received psychotherapy and then claimed she recalled being raped 40 years previously. The jury rejected her accusations after hearing more of the background facts and of the extensive nature of the therapy she had been given.
An article originally printed in Private Eye 1395, page 40, here published by permission of the author. It appears belief in the fantastical lies of the Satanic Ritual Abuse Conspiracy is still alive – amongst the legal profession, of all things.
The Evening Standard reports on the results of the second inquest into the death of Carol Felstead and the impact of misguided therapy on her life. After receiving therapy she claimed her family were part of an extensive Satanic Ritual Cult and that police officers, professionals and Cabinet Ministers were…
On the 30th of September 2015 a second inquest was held into Carole Myers’ death. Recovered memory therapy – and the indisputable damage it did over a 20 year time period – was a central part of the treatment she received. New Scientist magazine reported on the case, and sought…
A detailed and meticulous essay about false memory published in the Pacific Standard.
Another lacerating article on the historic abuse investigations being pursued by the police. One of the central witnesses in Operation Midland has, according to Dominic Lawson writing in the Daily Mail, been revealed as ‘a man with a history of false claims.’ The Sunday Telegraph reported that ‘Darren’ had…
Charles Moore, in the Daily Telegraph, assesses the collapsing police investigations into historic child abuse. To what extent are the police prejudicing their own investigations when they start with the belief that all accusations are true?
What has happened to the system of criminal justice in the United Kingdom?