Suggestive interviewing in the McMartin Preschool and Kelly Michaels daycare abuse cases: A case study

  title={Suggestive interviewing in the McMartin Preschool and Kelly Michaels daycare abuse cases: A case study},
  author={Nadja Schreiber and Lisa D. Bellah and Yolanda C Martinez and Kristen A. McLaurin and Renata Strok and Sena Garven and James M Wood},
  journal={Social Influence},
  pages={16 - 47}
In the 1980s and early 1990s the United States witnessed an outbreak of bizarre “daycare abuse” cases in which groups of young children levelled allegations of sexual and Satanic abuse against their teachers. In the present study, quantitative analyses were performed on a total of 54 interview transcripts from two highly publicised daycare cases (McMartin Preschool and Kelly Michaels) and a comparison group of child sexual abuse cases from a Child Protection Service (CPS). Confirming the… Expand
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