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Vol 13, No 2 (2015)
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Psychological opinions in cases of suspected sexual abuse of minors

Teresa Jaśkiewicz-Obydzińska, Ewa Wach
Seksuologia Polska 2015;13(2).

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Vol 13, No 2 (2015)
Prace poglądowe (nadesłane)

Abstract

In cases of sexual abuse of the minors, psychological opinions are often crucial for the decisions
taken by the juridical authorities. In practice, however, more and more objections are raised
further to the principles of the conclusions formulated by the experts and the procedure of the
examination. The article discusses the main issues concerning the principles for the development
of an expert’s opinion in the light of the envisaged legal formal and substantive requirements. In
addition, attention was drawn to some specific problems for issuing psychological opinions.

Abstract

In cases of sexual abuse of the minors, psychological opinions are often crucial for the decisions
taken by the juridical authorities. In practice, however, more and more objections are raised
further to the principles of the conclusions formulated by the experts and the procedure of the
examination. The article discusses the main issues concerning the principles for the development
of an expert’s opinion in the light of the envisaged legal formal and substantive requirements. In
addition, attention was drawn to some specific problems for issuing psychological opinions.

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Keywords

sexual abuse, psychological expert’s opinion, juvenile victim witness, assessment of testimony

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Title

Psychological opinions in cases of suspected sexual abuse of minors

Journal

Seksuologia Polska (Polish Sexology)

Issue

Vol 13, No 2 (2015)

Bibliographic record

Seksuologia Polska 2015;13(2).

Keywords

sexual abuse
psychological expert’s opinion
juvenile victim witness
assessment of testimony

Authors

Teresa Jaśkiewicz-Obydzińska
Ewa Wach

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