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This section contains blogs about false memories. False memories have caused many miscarriages of justice in the past, particularly when historical allegations of sexual abuse are made.
You can also learn more about false memories on the British False Memory Society’s website.
Why you can’t always trust childhood memories
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Whether or not all memories are accurate is of vital importance to the wrongfully accused. This is particularly…
False Allegations Are Not Very Rare; Ellie Williams is Exceptional
Estimated reading time: 10 minutes Table of contentsMen’s lives were wrecked by the false allegationsFalse allegations are not very rareHow are false allegations…
A case of mistaken identity that cost Anthony Broadwater 40 years of his life
The tragic story of Antony Broadwater’s wrongful conviction is essential reading because, although it took place in the USA, there are important lessons…
How Wrongful Allegations Can Happen
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes In the first chapter of her excellent book “Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse”, the editor Ros…
An insight into the mind of a ‘chronic liar’?
An article on The Justice Gap website gives an interesting insight into the mind of Danny Day who falsely accused a fireman Dave…
BBC report on “recovered memory therapy” and the case of Carol Felstead
Carol Felstead’s father describes how his daughter developed false memories of abuse after receiving hypnosis purported to recover repressed memories. Dr Julia Shaw,…