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ERIC Number: EJ553970
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0145-2134
The Polygraph, Its Use in Cases of Alleged Sexual Abuse: An Exploratory Study.
Faller, Kathleen Coulborn
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v21 n10 p993-1008 Oct 1997
This exploratory study of 42 cases with sexual abuse allegations and polygraph results found that polygraph findings were unrelated to other evidence of likelihood of sexual abuse, including the child's statements, medical evidence, psychological symptoms, or indicators of sexual abuse. When alleged offenders passed polygraphs, criminal prosecution was not sought. However, failing polygraphs was not predictive of criminal prosecution. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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