3. The effect of threats on children’s disclosure of sexual abuse.APSAC (American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children) Advisor (1996)
Do abused children refuse to disclose their abuse because they have been threatened by their perpetrators? In Jeopardy in the Courtroom: A Scientific Analysis of Children's Testimony, a book that many believe may have a substantial impact on child witness law and practice, Professors Stephen Ceci and Maggie Bruck argue that there is little empirical basis for this "professional `lore"' (Ceci & Bruck, 1995, pp. 300-301).
- child abuse,
- child witness,
- effect of threats,
- children's disclosure,
- child neglect
Publication DateAugust, 1996
Citation InformationLyon, T. D. (1996, Fall). The effect of threats on children’s disclosure of sexual abuse. APSAC Advisor, 9, 9-15.