Chapter 4.3. Alleged Child Sexual Abuse and Expert Testimony: A Swedish Perspective

  1. David Carson Reader in Law and Behavioural Sciences2 and
  2. Ray Bull Professor of Criminological and Legal Psychology3
  1. Clara Gumpert

Published Online: 2 MAR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470013397.ch22

Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts, Second Edition

Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts, Second Edition

How to Cite

Gumpert, C. (2003) Alleged Child Sexual Abuse and Expert Testimony: A Swedish Perspective, in Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts, Second Edition (eds D. Carson and R. Bull), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470013397.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Faculty of Law, The University, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, King Henry Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DY, UK

Author Information

  1. Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Karolinska Institute, PO Box 4044, 141 04 Huddinge, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2005
  2. Published Print: 15 MAR 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471498742

Online ISBN: 9780470013397

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Keywords:

  • Swedish legal system;
  • expert testimony and child sexual abuse;
  • §7-evaluations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Swedish Legal System

  • The Swedish Debate

  • Quality Assurance in Psychological Assessments of Alleged Sexual Abuse

  • A Swedish Study of Forensic Evaluations of Child Sexual Abuse

  • Discussion

  • Expert Evidence: What is Good Quality?

  • Future Perspectives

  • References