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dc.contributor.authorlison, L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKebbell, Marken_US
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Penneyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:28:08Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:28:08Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-05T06:05:34Z
dc.identifier.issn10768971en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1037/1076-8971.12.4.419en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/14214
dc.description.abstractIn this article, the authors argue that a variety of psychological factors stand in the way of providing expert advice to the courts in terms of assessing the credibility of a complainant's account of sexual abuse when there is a significant delay in reporting. These include difficulties in assessing (a) the complainant's account of how he or she claims to have remembered or forgotten the abuse, (b) whether (and how) the claim of abuse originated within a therapeutic setting, and (c) the difficulty of generalizing from empirical evidence. It is argued that all of these issues can be more easily avoided if experts maintain a case-specific focus. In this article, the authors review both the psychological and legal controversies surrounding the false-recovered memory debate, discuss how courts approach the admissibility and use of recovered memory testimony, and conclude that expert witnesses should carefully consider the above points before drawing general conclusions from the literature and applying them to individual cases.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Associationen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.apa.org/journals/law/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom419en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto441en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsychology, Public Policy, and Lawen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode380102en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390302en_US
dc.titleConsiderations for experts in assessing the credibility of recovered memories of child sexual abuse: the importance of maintaining a case-specific focusen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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