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Message ID: 8779
Date: 2011-01-08

Author:DeanTongaol.com

Subject:Re: Increasing disclosure of victimization

While I'm not surprised children's disclosures of abuse to authorities et al have increased, since res gestae statements are legally admissible as exceptions to the hearsay rule, I'm wondering if this increase in disclosures dampens your own 15 year study that depicted an approximate 50% decrease in abuse incidence? Dean Tong, MSc., Forensic Trial Consultant/Expert 604 Brentwood Place Brandon, FL 33511 813.657.4930, Ph/Fax 813.417.5362, Cell 813.523.5187, Emergency Cell DeanTong@aol.com http://www.abuse-excuse.com/ Disclaimer: Dean Tong is not an attorney. He is not licensed to give legal advice and nothing herein should be construed to be legal advice. If you need legal assistance please consult with an attorney in your area by checking here http://www.abanet.org/lawyerlocator/searchlawyer.html . This e-mail is strictly confidential pursuant to the Attorney/Work-Product Doctrine. In a message dated 1/7/2011 8:41:24 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, David.Finkelhor@unh.edu writes: The linked article from our research suggests that disclosure to authorities about abuse and other child victimization has been increasing. It is based on national survey data. http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/pdf/CV214-who%20knows.pdf David Finkelhor Crimes against Children Research Center Family Research Laboratory Department of Sociology, University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 03824 Tel 603 862-2761* Fax 603 862-1122 email: david.finkelhor@unh.edu http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/ http://www.unh.edu/frl/ My new book is now available. To see more or order it, click on the cover below. *******************************************************

While I'm not surprised children's disclosures of abuse to authorities et al have increased, since res gestae statements are legally admissible as exceptions to the hearsay rule, I'm wondering if this increase in disclosures dampens your own 15 year study that depicted an approximate 50% decrease in abuse incidence? Dean Tong, MSc., Forensic Trial Consultant/Expert 604 Brentwood Place Brandon, FL 33511 813.657.4930, Ph/Fax 813.417.5362, Cell 813.523.5187, Emergency Cell DeanTongaol.com http://www.abuse-excuse.com/ Disclaimer: Dean Tong is not an attorney. He is not licensed to give legal advice and nothing herein should be construed to be legal advice. If you need legal assistance please consult with an attorney in your area by checking here http://www.abanet.org/lawyerlocator/searchlawyer.html . This e-mail is strictly confidential pursuant to the Attorney/Work-Product Doctrine. In a message dated 1/7/2011 8:41:24 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, David.Finkelhorunh.edu writes: The linked article from our research suggests that disclosure to authorities about abuse and other child victimization has been increasing. It is based on national survey data. http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/pdf/CV214-who%20knows.pdf David Finkelhor Crimes against Children Research Center Family Research Laboratory Department of Sociology, University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 03824 Tel 603 862-2761* Fax 603 862-1122 email: david.finkelhorunh.edu http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/ http://www.unh.edu/frl/ My new book is now available. To see more or order it, click on the cover below. *******************************************************