Filial dependency and recantation of child sexual abuse allegations.

  title={Filial dependency and recantation of child sexual abuse allegations.},
  author={Lindsay C Malloy and T. D. Lyon and J. Quas},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={46 2},
  • Lindsay C Malloy, T. D. Lyon, J. Quas
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • OBJECTIVE Controversy abounds regarding the process by which child sexual abuse victims disclose their experiences, particularly the extent to which and the reasons why some children, once having disclosed abuse, later recant their allegations. This study examined the prevalence and predictors of recantation among 2- to 17-year-old child sexual abuse victims. METHOD Case files (n = 257) were randomly selected from all substantiated cases resulting in a dependency court filing in a large urban… CONTINUE READING
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