ERIC Number: EJ555578
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Publication Date: 1997
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Children's Religious Knowledge: Implications for Understanding Satanic Ritual Abuse Allegations.
Goodman, Gail S.; Quas, Jodi A.; Bottoms, Bette L.; Qin, Jianjian; Shaver, Phillip R.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v21 n11 p1111-28 Nov 1997
Using a structured interview, 48 3- to 16-year-old children were questioned about their knowledge of religious and satanic concepts. Although few children evinced direct knowledge of ritual abuse, many revealed general knowledge of satanism and satanic worship. Results suggest that most children probably do not generally possess sufficient knowledge of satanic ritual abuse to make up false allegations. (DB)
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