Contents: Introduction. M-E. Pipe, M.E. Lamb, Y. Orbach, A-C. Cederborg, Seeking Resolution in the Disclosure Wars: An Overview. K. London, M. Bruck, S.J. Ceci, D.W. Shuman, Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse: A Review of the Contemporary Empirical Literature. T.D. Lyon, False Denials: Overcoming Methodological Biases in Abuse Disclosure Research. I. Hershkowitz, D. Horowitz, M.E. Lamb, Individual and Family Variables Associated With Disclosure and Non-Disclosure of Child Abuse in Israel. M-E. Pipe, M.E. Lamb, Y. Orbach, H. Stewart, K.J. Sternberg, P. Esplin, Factors Associated With Non-Disclosure of Suspected Abuse During Forensic Interviews. I. Hershkowitz, Y. Orbach, M.E. Lamb, K.J. Sternberg, M-E. Pipe, D. Horowitz, Suspected Victims of Abuse Who Do Not Make Allegations: An Analysis of Their Interactions With Forensic Interviewers. Y. Orbach, H. Shiloach, M.E. Lamb, Reluctant Disclosers of Child Sexual Abuse. B.L. Bottoms, J.A. Quas, S.L. Davis, The Influence of Interviewer-Provided Social Support on Children's Suggestibility, Memory, and Disclosures. A-C. Cederborg, M.E. Lamb, O. Laurell, Delay of Disclosure, Minimization, and Denial of Abuse When the Evidence Is Unambiguous. A Multi-Victim Case. B.L. Bottoms, A.G. Rudnicki, M.A. Epstein, A Retrospective Study of Factors Affecting the Disclosure of Childhood Sexual and Physical Abuse. D.A. Connolly, D.J. Read, Canadian Criminal Court Reports of Historic Child Sexual Abuse: Factors Associated With Delayed Prosecution and Reported Repression. K.J. Saywitz, P. Esplin, S. Romanoff, A Holistic Approach to Interviewing and Treating Children in the Legal System. C.H. Gumpert, Clinical and Organizational Perspectives on Denial and Delayed Disclosure. K. Wilson, Forensic Interviewing in New Zealand. D. Horowitz, The Silence of Abused Children in Israel: Policy Implications. F. Lindblad, Reflections on the Concept of Disclosure.
"The editors are world renowned for their research and writings on child forensic interviews. They have assembled a group of international experts on disclosure... Readers will learn about the latest research advances as well as how to tackle relevant legal, policy, and professional dilemmas. Anyone who cares about child protection ... will find this volume invaluable...this book helps us learn how and when to listen to children." -- Gail S. Goodman, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Davis and Tina Goodman Brown, in private practice, from the book's Foreword "Law and Psychology have not been able to fully coalesce and work together in the interests of the children rather than in the interests of the respective discourse. This book provides the empirical evidence to overcome any remaining inertia and shows that where there is a genuine will there are ways to successfully challenge such divisions." - Kim Stevenson, Plymouth University, UK "This book should be at hand for all practitioners in the field of child welfare who need to understand this crime. It is an invaluable resource." Peter Reeften, Addiction Today "In summary, Child Sexual Abuse: Disclosure, Delay, and Denial offers one of the most comprehensive reviews of literature in this area and presents important new research findings [...] This book is a must read for anyone directly involved with victims of child sexual abuse and can be very effective in disseminating important information about child interviewing to mental health practitioners." April R. Bradley & Holly M. Rusinko, PsycCRITIQUES