(Mis) Representations of the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse in the Courts

  title={(Mis) Representations of the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse in the Courts},
  author={Daniel Brown},
  journal={Journal of Child Sexual Abuse},
  pages={107 - 79}
  • Daniel Brown
  • Published 11 March 2001
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
SUMMARY This study addresses the (mis) representations made by pro-false memory attorneys and expert witnesses in court regarding the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). Five pro-false memory positions were identified: (1) there is no causal connection between CSA and adult psychopathology; (2) the evidence is insufficient; (3) CSA does not cause specific trauma-related outcomes like borderline and dissociative identity disorder; (4) other variables than CSA explain the variance… 

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