Posts tagged with  " investigative practice "

The importance of Bishop George Bell

January 25, 2018:

Bishop George Bell (1883 – 1958) is famed for being one of the first to speak out against the dangers Hitler posed in the 1930s and for saving many lives during these years by guaranteeing refugees from Germany. He was one of the few to condemn our government’s obliteration bombing of German cities during the […]

Wrongful allegations of sexual assault are not extremely rare

January 22, 2018:

Those who have suffered a wrongful allegation of child sexual abuse will know how hurtful it is to hear the often repeated statement, ‘false allegations are extremely rare’. This seems to be the automatic response whenever a false allegation of sexual assault is uncovered. The intention no doubt is to reassure genuine victims that their […]

Appalling failures of justice by both church and state

December 15, 2017:

“Judge slams police after man cleared in rape trial” and “Bishop besmirched by the Church” were the front page headlines of The Times and The Daily Telegraph today. Liam Allan, a criminology student, according to the report in The Times was charged with six rapes and six sexual assaults. He was warned that he faced […]

Child sexual abuse statistics need careful interpretation

September 28, 2017:

Anyone who has been wrongfully accused of child abuse will know how difficult it is to convince others, whether police, social services or their employers, that they are innocent. One reason for this may be that everyone is subject to cognitive biases. These are very common thinking errors which influence the way we make decisions. […]

How Simon Warr lost everything when he was wrongfully accused of abuse

March 6, 2017:

What follows is a shocking story of how a wrongfully accused teacher lost everything. His career, his home, his reputation and of course his happiness. It tells how he contemplated suicide as the only way to escape his suffering. Simon Warr taught O level languages. He was, and is an innocent victim of the febrile […]

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. […]

Chris Saltrese Solicitors

August 20, 2016:

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. […]

A social worker who accused an innocent father of abusing his daughter has claimed the police put pressure on her to stand by the lie.

August 10, 2014:

A social worker who accused an innocent father of abusing his daughter has claimed the police put pressure on her to stand by the lie. When asked who was putting pressure on her, she replied: ‘I was under pressure at that police station … to exaggerate or confirm what I had written.’ Mrs Smith said […]

Response to the Jillings report

July 8, 2013:

The Jillings Report describes events which took place many years ago. FACT has alway accepted that abuse did occur in North Wales Children’s homes (although not on the scale alleged) and that for some children their experience of being looked after was not good enough. Having read the Jillings Report we are confident that the matters raised by […]

FACT contributes to Radio 5 Live debate

March 12, 2013:

FACT members might like to hear FACT’s contribution to the Radio 5 Live perspective on the DPP comments regarding the investigation of sexual offences. You can access here (for a short while) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r186b Fast Forward to 2:23:00

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