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Changing the Way Child Abuse Is Investigated

Leading questions are discouraged in the courtroom, but they may be the best method for getting children to disclose discomforting information, says James McKeen Cattell Fellow Gail S. Goodman. ... More>

Lindsay Malloy

Florida International University, USA What does your research focus on? My research focuses on such questions as, what do children say about the past and why? What factors influence […]... More>

A new twist on child abuse

Charles Dickens’ 1838 novel Oliver Twist has been called a textbook case of child abuse. The young hero is beaten again and again, locked up in the dark, and starved—for […]... More>

Differences in Recovered Memories of Childhood Sexual Abuse

When a child experiences a traumatic event, such as sexual abuse, it may not be until well into adulthood that they remember the incident. It is not known how adults […]... More>

New Research Shows Children Less Prone to False Memories than Adults, Challenging Assumptions About Eyewitness Testimony.

In the 1980’s, a spate of high profile child abuse convictions gave way to heightened concern about false memory reports given by children. Take, for example, the case of Kelly […]... More>