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Jeopardy in the Courtroom: A Scientific Analysis of Children's Testimony Hardcover – November, 1995

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  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn; lst ed edition (November 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557982821
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557982827
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #233,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the most important non-legal book in my library. Anyone who needs to evaluate the credibility of a child's statement should read this book. Even-handed in its approach, it points out those factors most important to consider when assessing a child's accusations.
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The conclusions of the authors is that child sex abuse rarely occurs and allegations are almost always false, especially if the allegations implicate a larger pedophile ring.

"allegations of...organized rings of adults specializing in child pornography...as we have discussed, there is no compelling evidence to support these claims, both in our cases and in others that have been investigated..." (page 301)

The Ivy League pedigree of the authors has unfortunately led to an inordinate level of respect being afforded to their book that otherwise would not be given with the result that children are truly being harmed as law enforcement and court-appointed therapists rely on their conclusions to draw conclusions of their own...in every single case.

According to the conclusions of Ceci & Bruck, all the pedophile rings that have been busted across the U.S. in recent years must have been based on trumped up charges...not actual evidence found on their computers...
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Child care center directors often shudder when the attempt to collect an overdue tuition bill angers the user of services. Money matters can turn into dangerous situations for a provider, if parents have shallow pockets, deep problems and reckless behaviors.This book should be read by lawyers, judges and people in the field of early childhood education.
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By ISLYT on August 10, 2012
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This book is a must have for anyone who is trying to understand how a child can say almost anything seemingly out of the blue. There are situations when a child's words are potentially life altering and Maggie and Bruck have provided a great service by researching the suggestibility of children. We all know that a child will believe almost anything a trusted adult tells them. This is why they believe in Santa Claus, Easter Bunny ETC. But when a parent or other adult tells a child that they have been harmed by someone it can and does have the same effect. This book is not only interesting but mandatory for any attorney, child protection worker, or judge.
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Great resource. Research is outdated but gives a lot of the historical pinnings in a area which is still in it's infancy.
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