An analysis of ritualistic and religion-related child abuse allegations

@article{Bottoms1996AnAO,
  title={An analysis of ritualistic and religion-related child abuse allegations},
  author={Bette L. Bottoms and Phillip R. Shaver and Gail S. Goodman},
  journal={Law and Human Behavior},
  year={1996},
  volume={20},
  pages={1-34}
}
A stratified random sample survey of clinical members of the American Psychological Association was conducted to determine the number and nature of cases involving alleged ritualistic and religion-related child abuse, whether reported directly by children or retrospectively by adults. Results indicated that only a minority of clinical psychologists have encountered ritual cases, but of those, the vast majority believe their clients' claims. Even so, the purported evidence for the allegations… Expand

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