Sexual Assault

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    Psychology and Law Sexual Child Abuse
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    APA Position regarding sexual  abuse of children Sexual abuse of kids is a pervasive problem  in the US Most people who had been sexually abused  as kids recall all or most of the details “Forgotten abuse” can be later recalled Pseudo-memories can be constructed There are large gaps in our scientific  understanding of accurate and inaccurate  memories of abuse
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    Overall facts about sexual  abuse of kids Hard to get good incident numbers Homosexuals are no more likely to  sexually abuse kids than heterosexuals,  and maybe less Vast majority of offenders are family  members or close friends
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    Requirements for kids to  testify Must know difference between truth and  falsehood Must know how to describe what  happened or what he/she saw Must have sufficient memory for events Must be able to testify in court
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2011 for the course PSYC 372 taught by Professor Heath during the Spring '11 term at Loyola Chicago.

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