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ERIC Number: EJ511812
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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ISSN: ISSN-0145-2134
Evaluation of Children's Sexual Behaviors and Incorporation of Base Rates in Judgments of Sexual Abuse.
Wood, James M.; Wright, Larry
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v19 n10 p1263-73 Oct 1995
The use of base rate information by professionals (n=161) and undergraduates (n=97) in deciding probability of sexual abuse was studied. While professionals better prioritized the evidence of abuse in hypothetical cases based on sexual behaviors, both groups misestimated the probability of abuse for a child from a population with a known base rate of abuse. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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