Recovery therapy still being used to foster false accusations

Sadly, US courts will accept almost any expert as “relevant” as long as the Pros uses them. Seems the rule about a “scientific community” extends to any group with more than 3 members. That’s when the “novel science” rules kicks in to allow admissibility. Just like bitemark ID believers.

Wrongful Convictions Blog

“The belief that hidden memories can be ‘recovered’ in therapy should have been exorcised years ago, when a rash of false memories dominated the airwaves, tore families apart and put people on the stand for crimes they didn’t commit,” Pacific Standard magazine reports in a story you can find here.

Sadly, pseudoscientific recovery therapy is still being used, and, Pacific Standard says, “people are still paying the price.”

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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