The biases of child sexual abuse experts: believing is seeing.

  title={The biases of child sexual abuse experts: believing is seeing.},
  author={T M Horner and Melvin J Guyer and Neil Kalter},
  journal={The Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  volume={21 3},
Experts in clinical evaluations of child sexual abuse were studied using a paradigm that requested them to estimate the likelihood of a 3-year-old child having been sexually molested by her father, as alleged by her mother, when she was two years old. All of the experts claimed special qualifications and experience in the field of diagnosing and treating child sexual abuse victims. Expert-respondents provided two estimates of the likelihood that the child had been molested, the first following… CONTINUE READING


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