Child Negative Report of Abuse: Statement Validity With Controls for Suggestibility.
Poster Session IV - Board: IV-
Friday, May 28, 2010, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
APS Exhibit Hall
Children who initially denied incidents of sexual abuse due to threat were examined. Assessments were with psychological instruments and polygraph. Findings indicated parent, investigator and perpertrator suggestibility could be overcome. Children were able to report sexual assault. Results supported methodology for assessment of child sexual abuse without suggestibility.
Subject Area: Clinical
Keywords: Criminal Justice