False Allegations of Sexual Assault: An Analysis of Ten Years of Reported Cases

  title={False Allegations of Sexual Assault: An Analysis of Ten Years of Reported Cases},
  author={David Lisak and Lori Gardinier and Sarah C. Nicksa and A M C{\^o}t{\'e}},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={1318 - 1334}
One of the most controversial disputes affecting the discourse related to violence against women is the dispute about the frequency of false allegations of sexual assault. In an effort to add clarity to the discourse, published research on false allegations is critiqued, and the results of a new study described. All cases (N = 136) of sexual assault reported to a major Northeastern university over a 10-year period are analyzed to determine the percentage of false allegations. Of the 136 cases… 

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