Contamination of an infancy memory determined by suggestive questions of a significant person

Author/s Chiara Simonelli, Irene Petruccelli, Antonietta Galati
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/1
Language Italian Pages 12 P. 5-16 File size 96 KB
DOI 10.3280/RSC2010-002001
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Facing an event of alleged sexual abuse, children are usually interrogated by parents, teachers and other meaningful figures, which usually don’t have any competence on children’s testimony, and so they might unintentionally (or even intentionally, as for example in a controversial separation) infect children’s memories with suggestive or inductive questions. The aim of this research is to analyse the way the contamination happens.

Keywords: Child sexual abuse, suggestibility, children’s testimony, memory contamination, psychology and law, traumatic experience

Chiara Simonelli, Irene Petruccelli, Antonietta Galati, La contaminazione del ricordo del minore determinata dalle domande suggestive di una figura significativa in "RIVISTA DI SESSUOLOGIA CLINICA" 1/2011, pp 5-16, DOI: 10.3280/RSC2010-002001