Chapter 4. Recovered Memories: The Legal Dilemmas

  1. Graham M. Davies DSc Professor of Psychology3 and
  2. Tim Dalgleish Research Scientist4
  1. Eilis Magner Foundation Professor of Law1 and
  2. Patrick Parkinson Professor of Law Pro-Dean2

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470013486.ch4

Recovered Memories: Seeking the Middle Ground

Recovered Memories: Seeking the Middle Ground

How to Cite

Magner, E. and Parkinson, P. (2001) Recovered Memories: The Legal Dilemmas, in Recovered Memories: Seeking the Middle Ground (eds G. M. Davies and T. Dalgleish), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470013486.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Leicester, UK

  2. 4

    MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

  2. 2

    Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 29 OCT 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471491316

Online ISBN: 9780470013489



  • legal treatment of recovered memory;
  • repressed and recovered memories;
  • admissibility of testimony after therapy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Recovered Memory in the Forensic Context

  • The Nature of Recovered Memory

  • Recovered Memory and the Courtroom

  • Civil or Criminal Action Based on Recovered Memories

  • Effect of Limitation Periods

  • Evidential Issues in Criminal or Civil Action against An Alleged Offender

  • Action against the Therapist

  • Conclusion

  • References