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Allegations of child sexual abuse

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Tags: Child Sexual Abuse, Legal Information, Statistics & Research

In this article, challenges to the reliability of children's testimony are discussed. Increasing concern over possible false allegations of sexual abuse by children has led to a spate of laboratory studies that demonstrate the conditions under which children report false information.

Accurate and truthful disclosures, false allegations, and false denials

By Kay Bussey, Senior Lecturer, School of Behavioural Sciences, Macquarie University

Reproduced here with the Author's kind permission. No part of this article may be reproduced without the express permission of the author.

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