Category Archives: Forensic

Invited chapter on false allegations in forensic book

In September I published an invited chapter in Current Practice in Forensic Medicine, Volume 3. Edited by John Gall and Jason Payne-James. Wiley, UK, 2022 368 pages.

Chapter 2. Who makes false allegations and why? The nature, motives and mental health status of those who wrongly allege sexual assault.

This chapter covers the various reasons people make false allegations of sexual assault, both deliberately and unwittingly, and includes many concrete examples.

The book is available here

Chapter in book on wrongful allegations of sexual and child abuse

In October 2016 I published Understanding Why and How False Allegations of Abuse Occur: an Overview, Chapter 8 in Wrongful allegations of sexual and child abuse. Edited by Ros Burnett. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 99-117. 2016

See the review of the book by Nigel Hampton QC for the NZ Law Society here

The book can be purchased here