Are Childhood Memories Reliable? Is it possible that some of our most cherished memories are not exactly what they seem? In a new book called ‘The Memory Illusion: Remembering, Forgetting, And The Science Of False Memory’, Dr Julia Shaw claims that far more of our memories may be fabrications than…
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The Impact of Being Wrongly Accused of Abuse in Occupations of Trust: Victims’ Voices Below is a summary of an important research project that gives invaluable insight into the consequences of false accusations on the lives of the accused.
False allegations of sexual abuse are a regrettable fact of life. Is there any way in which the stories told by pseudo-victims differ from those of real victims? As more people are prosecuted for historic abuse and more are exonerated, the issue is clearly increasing in importance. The barrister, Barbara…
The Mail on Sunday has published a third article on the treatment received by subjects of Anne Craig’s therapy.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists Working Party Review Article on Recovered Memories of Childhood Sexual Abuse Implications for Practice Extracts What is the significance of the Brandon report? The Brandon report is an authoritative review of the current knowledge of the reliability of recovered memories of child sexual abuse and their source. It confirms that…
Another case relating to the therapist Anne Craig (see Family To Launch Landmark Legal Case Against Therapist).
It is a familiar theme, but shocking every time: Young woman goes to therapist, her behaviour changes radically,
We often find out about defence and prosecution arguments in historic abuse trials, rarely – if ever – do we discover what members of juries in these cases were thinking.
Do the police, the Crown Prosecution Service, and the barristers appointed to prosecute and defend those accused of historic allegations still follow due process?
Human rights and civil liberties barrister, Barbara Hewson, has written an article saying that the justice system is skewed against men in rape cases because of an over-willingness to believe those who claim to be victims.