The grand delusion : recovered memories challenge the law
Recovered memories of adults claiming to have been sexually abused as children are being challenged in court. The issue at hand is whether child abuse should be prosecuted decades after an alleged incident occurred. The scientific basis for recovering these repressed memories of child sexual abuse raises important concerns in the legal community regarding admissibility of evidence and the tolling of the statute of limitations. This paper identifies these concerns, particularly focusing upon the delayed discovery doctrine, the different standards for the admissibility of scientific evidence, the basis for recovering repressed memories and the debate in the scientific community.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs;Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic
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Tenczar, Wendy, "The grand delusion : recovered memories challenge the law" (1997). HIM 1990-2015. 84.