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Familial Influences on Recantation in Substantiated Child Sexual Abuse Cases

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dc.contributor.author Malloy, L. C., Mugno, A. P., Rivard, J. R., Lyon, T. D., & Quas, J. A.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-20T18:15:36Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-20T18:15:36Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Malloy, L. C., Mugno, A. P., Rivard, J. R., Lyon, T. D., & Quas, J. A. (2016). Familial influences on recantation in substantiated child sexual abuse cases. Child maltreatment, 21(3). Online ahead of print. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Thomas_Lyon/publication/301780169_Familial_Influences_on_Recantation_in_Substantiated_Child_Sexual_Abuse_Cases/links/574f596408ae10b2ec055edc.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2836
dc.description.abstract The underlying reasons for recantation in children’s disclosure of child sexual abuse (CSA) have been debated in recent years. In the present study, we examined the largest sample of substantiated CSA cases involving recantations to date (n = 58 cases). We specifically matched those cases to 58 nonrecanters on key variables found to predict recantation in prior research (i.e., child age, alleged parent figure perpetrator, and caregiver unsupportiveness). Bivariate analyses revealed that children were less likely to recant when they were (1) initially removed from home postdisclosure and (2) initially separated from siblings postdisclosure. Multivariate analyses revealed that children were less likely to recant when family members (other than the nonoffending caregiver) expressed belief in the children’s allegations and more likely to recant when family members (other than the nonoffending caregiver) expressed disbelief in the allegations and when visitations with the alleged perpetrator were recommended at their first hearing. Results have implications for understanding the complex ways in which social processes may motivate some children to retract previous reports of sexual abuse. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Child Maltreatment en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject sexual abuse en_US
dc.subject recantation en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.title Familial Influences on Recantation in Substantiated Child Sexual Abuse Cases en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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