When your case turns on
ability to counter the complex expert testimony,
You'll turn to this practical reference.
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allegations of child sexual abuse are an unfortunate reality in both
civil and criminal settings. When the fate of a client turns on the
ability to understand, organize and integrate complex components of
expert testimony, you will want to turn to False Allegations of
Child Sexual Abuse: Attorney & Client Desk Reference.
by an "insider" - The author's extensive experience in
forensic social work and psychotherapy -- both as a protective
caseworker and private practitioner -- will provide you with critical
insights into the weaknesses of expert evaluations and testimony in
cases of false allegations. Written in a practical,
straight-forward style, you will learn the hallmarks of the false
allegation and be provided with specific methods for exposing the
your case - While social agencies and prosecutors have
organized their efforts nationally, those who represent the falsely
accused need assistance in organizing their case. This unique book
provides the proven principles of successful representation and
effective case management. From preliminary discovery activities
through examination of witnesses, you will be assisted in dealing with
the experts and their critical impact on the court.
the research to work for you - The key to the
successful representation of the falsely accused is knowing the current
research and holding adverse experts to the task. You'll be
empowered by the resources contained in this remarkable publication.
Brilliantly cross-indexed, you'll have the latest findings at
your fingertips for case planning, depositions, evaluating reports, or
THESE CRITICAL QUESTIONS ARE
How do you know if a person has
been falsely accused?
How do you use the "indicators"
of child sexual abuse to your advantage?
How do you effectively handle
child protective agencies?
How do you hold mental health
professionals within their code of ethics?
What are the key discovery
issues in cases of false sexual abuse allegations?
Should you get a second opinion
regarding an expert's evaluation?
How do you locate cost-effective
expert opinions nationally?
How do you quickly locate the
current research that exposes the false allegations?
SELECTED TABLE OF CONTENTS:
& Principles: Overcoming the "Hysteria";
"Special" Burdens of Proof; The Factual Case; Impact of Testimony;
Principle Discovery Activities; Chain of Evidence; Negotiation
Techniques; Financial Case Management; Persuasive Experts;
Cross-Examination Principles; Effective Testimony.
Management: Initial Assessment; Preliminary
Indicators; Trial Considerations; Available Resources; Assessment of
Allegations; Components of Allegations; Identifying the "Players"; The
The Accused: Indicators of Pedophilia; About
"Profiles"; Family Psychopathology; Emotional Deprivation; Intellectual
Impairment; Childhood Abuse; Impulsivity; Narcissism; Coercive
Behavior; Impaired Self-Assertion; Substance Abuse; Judgment;
Age-Appropriate Sexuality; Sexual Deviations; Psychosis; Immaturity;
Child Pornography; Career Choice; Heterosexual Rejection; Denial;
Rationalization; Polygraph Tests; Cooperation; Psychopathic Tendencies;
Excessive Moralistic Attitudes; Interviewing the Client;
Cross-Examination; Examining Your Expert.
Abuse "Indicators": "Indicators" vs. Normality;
Non-Abuse Pathology; "Confessions" by Children; Distrust of Adults;
Fear of Going Places; Child's Sexual Knowledge; Sleeplessness; Fears
and Worries; Age Regression; Bedwetting; Masturbation; Change of
Appetite; Interest in Body Parts; Not Wanting Others; Unexplained
Gifts; Being With Older People; Imitating Teens or Adults; Wanting
Adult Approval; Sexual Acting Out; Physical Injuries.
Experts: Qualification of Experts;
Psychiatrists; Psychologists; Social Workers; Agency Caseworkers;
Experts and Ethical Codes; Knowledge of the Research; Children's
Suggestibility; The Written Evaluation; Conclusions Offered;
Experts: The Role of Consultation; Evaluation of
Reports; Evaluation of Depositions; Second Opinions; Supporting
Research; Hypothetical Testimony; Effective Experts; Controlling Costs.
Reference: Current Research; Research Summaries;
Subject Index; Author Index; Article Index; Referenced Annotated
Here's what one
leading attorney says:
"Mr. Nichols' book is one
of the best desk references that can be obtained regarding this
subject, particularly for a solo practitioner who often finds himself
appointed to defend one of these cases. I particularly would recommend
this treatise for any lawyer, but especially if one does not routinely
practice in this area. This book is an exceptional way to come up
to speed regarding the subject and refuting experts surely to be
presented by the prosecuting authority."
- Janson A. Kauser, Esq.
What Others Are
difference between bona fide and false allegations of child sexual
abuse have never been made clearer....
presents a systematic and practical way to demonstrate to the court
that the client has been falsely accused.
background as a child protective worker and nationally known forensic
expert reveals the inner workings of child protective agencies and the
weaknesses of their testimony.
latest research findings in this book the cross-examination of
witnesses, particularly with respect to the suggestibility of children,
clearly exposes the false allegations.
discovery through trial, this book provides the step-by-step procedures
to organize and manage a successful case.
be the most valuable volume in the library of the domestic or criminal
Allegations Of Child Sexual Abuse:
& Client Desk Reference, Third Edition
Nichols, MSW, LCSW-R
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