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Base rates, multiple indicators, and comprehensive forensic evaluations: Why sexualized behavior still counts in assessments of child sexual abuse allegations

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dc.contributor.author Everson, M. D., & Faller, K. C.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-23T18:21:15Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-23T18:21:15Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Everson, M. D., & Faller, K. C. (2012). Base rates, multiple indicators, and comprehensive forensic evaluations: Why sexualized behavior still counts in assessments of child sexual abuse allegations. Journal of child sexual abuse, 21(1), 45-71. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kathleen_Faller/publication/221837066_Base_rates_multiple_indicators_and_comprehensive_forensic_evaluations_why_sexualized_behavior_still_counts_in_assessments_of_child_sexual_abuse_allegations/links/542582c20cf238c6ea741182.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2153
dc.description.abstract Developmentally inappropriate sexual behavior has long been viewed as a possible indicator of child sexual abuse. In recent years, however, the utility of sexualized behavior in forensic assessments of alleged child sexual abuse has been seriously challenged. This article addresses a number of the concerns that have been raised about the diagnostic value of sexualized behavior, including the claim that when population base rates for abuse are properly taken into account, the diagnostic value of sexualized behavior is insignificant. This article also identifies a best practice comprehensive evaluation model with a methodology that is effective in mitigating such concerns. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher journal of child sexual abuse en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject child sexual behavior en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.title Base rates, multiple indicators, and comprehensive forensic evaluations: Why sexualized behavior still counts in assessments of child sexual abuse allegations en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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