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Challenging recovered memory testimony

Sep 04, 2007 Challenging recovered memory testimony

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Many prosecutions and convictions take place on the basis of "recovered memory" by adults of sexual abuse from childhood. In that regard, Deception links to this article in Psychological Science which asserts that child sexual abuse memories recalled outside psychological therapy are more likely to be reliable than such memories recalled during psychological therapy. Consequently, the authors of this article might make good expert witnesses for the defense any time an alleged child abuse victim recovers his or her memory during psychological therapy. Jon Katz.

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