Posts tagged with  " falsely accused "

Warning to the Wrongfully Accused, Keep your Records for Life

December 7, 2016:

It is understandably tempting to think that after 4 years it might be safe to dispose of documents which are closely connected to the trauma of being falsely accused. A word of caution. We are finding that the records you hold may, at some point, be the only records which exist. Even the most important […]

Oxford University Study Reveals The Devastating Impact of Wrongful Allegations

November 15, 2016:

May 2016 saw the online publishing of Oxford University’s study, The Impact of Being Wrongly Accused of Abuse in Occupations of Trust: Victims’ Voices This much awaited report revealed the devastating impact wrongful allegations have on the lives of those wrongly accused and their families. “In our view, the cumulative impact of these interviews is […]

Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse – Important New Book

October 28, 2016:
Cover of Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

This new book, Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse, is edited by Dr Ros Burnett (Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford). It contains 21 chapters by criminologists, psychologists, legal scholars and other experts, discussing policies and practices that impact on people who are falsely accused of sexual and physical offences against adults and children. […]

Wrongful Allegation and Conviction Day

October 4, 2016:

Today we remember all those who suffer the long-lasting pain, anxiety and consequences of wrongful allegations. For every story told there are families and friends who are deeply affected by the injustice of a false accusation against a loved one.

The Perfect Scapegoat by Jessie Kyd

September 25, 2016:
Book cover

The Perfect Scapegoat is the true story of a naive twenty-year-old girl unwittingly caught up in an investigation into alleged child sexual abuse.

Introducing Saint Gerard, patron saint of the falsely accused

August 20, 2016:

Saint Gerard is one of many patron saints of the falsely accused. His story is even more relevant now than it was in 1754 when the events leading to his sainthood took place. At the time he was only 28, he belonged to a religious community and was known as Brother Gerard. He had recommended […]

Chris Saltrese Solicitors

Our attention has been drawn to several excellent articles on Chris Saltrese’ website; False Allegations: Contrary to popular belief false allegations of sexual offences are neither rare nor are they readily sifted out by the criminal justice system. Nor can defendants place unquestioning reliance on the ‘scrutiny of the courts’ to secure the correct verdict. […]

50 Shades of Grey formed basis for false rape claim

August 15, 2016:

According to an article in the Independent on 14th August, a daughter confessed in court that she had fabricated her claim that her father had raped her on eight occasions over several years. Until her barrister spotted that she used “certain words, phrases and descriptions which seemed beyond her years,” his situation seemed bleak. On […]

Allegations of Paedophile rings and establishment involvement in child sexual abuse

March 17, 2016:

Today, 17th March 2016, sees the publishing of the long awaited Macur review report looking into the Waterhouse Inquiry into child sexual abuse in care homes in North Wales.

Scottish Child Sex Abuse Inquiry

March 4, 2016:

October 2015 saw the start of the Scottish inquiry chaired by Susan O’Brien QC and in January 2016 FACT was pleased to be asked by the inquiry then known as the Scottish Historical Child Sex Abuse Inquiry, to meet with them to discuss what we wished to see from the 4-year inquiry. We attended a […]

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