An overview of the phenomena of false memories by Professor Christopher French, Professor of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London. Originally published on The Conversation website.
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The Daily Mail has published an article linking false memory to the VIP paedophile scandal.
The Sunday Times (18 October 2015) published the following headline: ‘VIP sex cases link to false memory – Experts slam controversial therapy.’
Radio 4 are broadcasting an Analysis programme about the myth of Satanic Ritual Abuse:25 May 2015, 20:30. The programme will be available shortly after broadcast.
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.
One man’s fight to clear his name of accusations of historic abuse. Gathering together information for his own defence, Simon Warr fought through an adversarial legal system that presumed him guilty before he’d even gone to trial. On bail for 2 years, he was finally able to prove his innocence…
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.
“Challenging Miscarriages – the Inability of the System to Accept Responsibility” by Mark Newby, United Against Injustice, Conference, Liverpool, Saturday 10th October 2015.
The Police Foundation have recently published an interesting article, noting how many officials involved in the judicial process lack training in how to assess whether an individual’s memories are true or false. It is no secret that in the past the police have frequently and repeatedly failed the victims…