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Credibility assessment in child sexual abuse investigations: A descriptive analysis.

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A major challenge in cases of child sexual abuse (CSA) is determining the credibility of children's reports. Consequently cases may be misclassified as false or deemed 'no judgment possible'. Based on a large national sample of reports of CSA made in Israel in 2014, the study examines child and event characteristics contributing to the probability that reports of abuse would be judged credible. National data files of all children aged 3-14, who were referred for investigation following suspec...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Child Abuse & Neglect Journal website
Volume:
67
Pages:
76-85
Publication date:
2017-02-01
Acceptance date:
2017-01-31
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-7757
ISSN:
0145-2134
Pmid:
28242369
Source identifiers:
735645
Language:
English
Keywords:
Pubs id:
pubs:735645
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uuid:28933e84-ba6f-43cc-ae3d-fce8cb3f50ac
Local pid:
pubs:735645
Deposit date:
2017-10-31

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