Parents who report Allegations of Abuse - instantly face accusations of :
(If the allegation is against a family member or spouse.)
The McMartin case, based in California (1983 - 1990) represents ground zero for the formal elaboration of studies by psychologists demonstrating through "laboratory" staging of structured interviews, the manner in which children can be coached, influenced, subject to memory insertion.
The new truth "elaborated as scientific certainty was embraced by the Criminal Justice System. Righteous concerns for the protection of testimony, chain of custody protecting evidence found a short hand path to eliminating a mass category of suspect informants immediately deemed to be "liars".
Forensic science found a gold mine/treasure trove of cases to explore, examine, study, exploit.
"Child protective Services" and the Family Courts found another access port to transfer children into the hands of their abusers through engagement in the strong arm tactics of Judicial Discretion and multiple forms of malfeasance and fraud.
We will discuss:
Legitimate Concerns with False Allegations, Coaching, Brain Washing
Proper Analytic/Forensic Assessment
The Tendency for Courts to Embrace Short Hand Concepts that Erase the Problem
Our Guest - Her case represents the issues at hand.
Dr. Jill Jones-Soderman http://www.fcvfc.org email@example.com 866-553-6931