http://www.youtube.com/user/stopritualabuse Proof ritual abuse exists

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October 25, 2008 Comments Off on ritual abuse page http://ritualabuse.us/

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Information on our 2009 conference http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

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2008 Publications on Ritual Abuse and Mind Control

October 21, 2008 Comments Off on 2008 Publications on Ritual Abuse and Mind Control

2008 Publications on Ritual Abuse and Mind Control

http://www.endritualabuse.org/citation%202.htm

Adams, J. (2008). Case Studies of Ritual Abuse Survivors: From Abuse to Activism. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 541- . Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Anderson, A. (2008). Letter from a general practitioner. In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 140–144. London: Karnac.

Ball, T.M. (2008). The Use of Prayer for Inner Healing of Memories and Deliverance with Ritual Abuse Survivors. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 413-442.  Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Becker, T. (2008). “Organisierte und rituelle Gewalt” (“Organized and Ritual Violence”). In Fliß CM & Igney C: Handbuch Trauma & Dissoziation.  Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers.

Becker, T. (2008). Re-Searching for New Perspectives: Ritual Abuse/Ritual Violence as Ideologically Motivated Crime. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 237-260. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Becker, Thorsten (2008). Rituelle Gewalt in Deutschland. (Ritual Violence in Germany). In: Froehling Ulla: Vater unser in der Hoelle.  Bergisch-Gladbach: Lübbe

Becker T. & Overkamp B. (2008). Spezifische Anforderungen an die Unterstützung von Opfern organisierter und ritueller Gewalt. In: Fliß CM & Igney C: Handbuch Trauma & Dissoziation. Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers. (Specific Requirements for the Support of Victims of Organized and Ritual Abuse).

Becker T. & Woywodt, U. (2007). Ritueller Mißbrauch: Auswirkungen der Arbeit auf die Beraterinnen und die Beratung. In: Wildwasser e.V.:Sexuelle Gewalt – Aktuelle Beitraege aus Theorie und Praxis.

Berlin: Selbstverlag. (Ritual Abuse: Consequences of working [in this field] on cousellors and counselling)

Becker, T., Karriker, W., Overkamp, B. Rutz, C. (2008). The Extreme Abuse Survey: preliminary findings regarding dissociative identity disorder. In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 32-49. London: Karnac.

Brown, J.B. (2008). A Therapeutic Relationship: Shifting Boundaries in the Service of Healing. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R.  Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 381-412. Bandon, Oregon:   Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Buck, S. (2008). The RAINS Network in the UK (Ritual Abuse Information Network and Support). In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century:  Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R.  Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 307- 326. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Coleman, J. (2008). Satanist ritual abuse and the problem of credibility. In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 9-22. London: Karnac.

Cook, S. (2008). Opening Pandora’s box. P In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 155-166. London: Karnac.

Cross, S. with “Louise” (and her alters) (2008). Am I safe yet? In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 62-78. London: Karnac.

Fliß CM & Igney C (2008). Handbuch Trauma & Dissoziation. Lengerich:  Pabst Science Publishers.Becker, T. (Chapters on Ritual Violence and Organized Abuse)

Fotheringham, T. (2008). Patterns in Mind-Control: A First Person Account. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S.  Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 491-540. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Frohling, U. (in pre-publication, 2008). Our Father Who Art in Hell: A Factual Account. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century:  Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, pp.  355-362. J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds). Bandon, Oregon:  Robert D. Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Galton, G. (2008). Some clinical implications of believing or not believing the patient. In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 116-126. London: Karnac.

Healey, C. (2008). Unsolved: investigating allegations of ritual abuse.  In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 23-31. London: Karnac.

Kail, T.M. (2008). Magico-Religious Groups and Ritualistic Activities: A Guide for First Responders. CRC.

Katchen, M. (2008). Interrelated Moral Panics and Counter-panics: The Cult Brainwashing Panic and The False Memory/ Ritual Abuse Moral Panic.  In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 193- 236. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Lacter, E. (2008). Mind control: simple to complex. In A. Sachs & G.  Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp.  184-194. London: Karnac.

Lacter, E. & Lehman, K. (2008). Guidelines to Differential Diagnosis between Schizophrenia and Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Traumatic Stress. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 85- 154. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Lacter, E. & Lehman, K (2008). Guidelines to Diagnosis of Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Traumatic Stress. Attachment – New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis. Volume 2, July 2008.

Mallard, C. (2008). Ritual Abuse—A Personal Account And the Unpublished Police Guidelines. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R.  Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 327-336. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Miller, A. (2008). Recognizing and Treating Survivors of Abuse by Organized Criminal Groups. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century:  Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 443-478. Bandon, Oregon:  Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Mollan, P. (2008). When the imaginary becomes the real: reflections of a bemused psychoanalyst. In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 108-115. London: Karnac.

Nelson, S. (2008). The Orkney “Satanic Abuse Case:” Who Cared About the Children? In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S.  Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 337-354. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Noblitt, J. R. & Perskin Noblitt, P. S. (Eds) (2008). Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations. Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Noblitt, R. (2008). Rituals: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 17-20. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Noblitt, R. & Perskin Noblitt, P. (2008). Redefining the Language of Ritual Abuse and the Politics that Dictate It. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 21-30.  Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Raschke, C. (2008). The Politics of the “False Memory” Controversy: The Making of an Academic Urban Legend. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 177- 192. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Riseman, J. (2008). Ritual Abuse Survivors: Diverse, Yet Similar. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 479-490. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Rutz, C. Becker, T., Overkamp, B. & Karriker, W. (2008). Exploring Commonalities Reported by Adult Survivors of Extreme Abuse: Preliminary Empirical Findings. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century:  Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R.  Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 31- 84. Bandon, Oregon:
Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Sachs, A. (2008). Infanticidal attachment: the link between dissociative identity disorder and crime. In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 127-139. London: Karnac.

Sachs, A. & Galton, G. (Eds) (2008). Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder. London: Karnac.

Sarson, J. & MacDonald, L. (2008). Ritual Abuse-Torture within Families/Groups. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 16(4), pp. 419-438.

Salter, M. (2008). Out of the Shadows: Re-envisioning the Debate on Ritual Abuse. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century:  Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R.  Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 155- 176. Bandon, Oregon:  Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Silverstone, J. (2008). Corroboration in the body tissues. In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 145-154. London: Karnac.

Sinason, V. (2008). From social conditioning to mind control. In A.  Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 167-183. London: Karnac.

Sinason, V. (2008). When murder moves inside. In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 100-107.  London: Karnac.

Sinason, V., Galton, G., & Leevers, D. (2008). Where are We Now? Ritual Abuse, Dissociation, Police and the Media. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 363-380.  Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Yoeli, F.R. & Prattos, T. (2008). Terrorism is the Ritual Abuse of the Twenty-first Century. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century:  Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R.  Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 261-306. Bandon, Oregon:  Robert D. Reed Publishers.

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Pitcairn victims of child sex abuse win compensation

October 17, 2008 Comments Off on Pitcairn victims of child sex abuse win compensation

Pitcairn victims of child sex abuse win compensation Afua Hirsch, legal affairs correspondent The Guardian,  10/10/08 Victims of child sex abuse on Pitcairn island, the remote British outpost in the South Pacific, will receive compensation from the British government, the Foreign Office announced yesterday. The move comes after victims of the abuse, which first emerged in 1999 as a widespread problem on Pitcairn going back to the late 1950s and involving the rape and sexual abuse of girls as young as seven, stepped up their campaign for compensation. The women, now aged in their mid-20s to late-50s, earlier this year threatened a class action and instructed a New Zealand QC to represent them. In what is effectively a U-turn for the British government, which initially refused to meet demands for compensation, the new scheme will now compensate victims of abuse from 1961 onwards on the condition that they “renounce any and all potential, existing or future claims or cases against the United Kingdom”. The scheme brings the treatment of women from Pitcairn in line with rape victims in the UK, enabling them to potentially claim up to £44,000 compensation depending on the severity of their physical and psychological injuries. In a written statement, Gillian Merron, the Foreign Office minister for overseas territories, said: “What happened to these women was terrible and no amount of money will take that pain away. But I hope this will give them some recognition of their suffering. This is a significant step and it is the right thing to do.”….Although nine women testified to the police, a further 17 refused to testify in court and there have long been concerns that the Pitcairn community as a whole has failed to condemn the abuse, with some islanders reportedly saying the incidents form part of a misunderstood culture of “breaking in” young girls….Last week the Guardian reported on a number of cases where adult victims of child abuse felt mistreated by CICA, which had attempted to dismiss their claims as “consensual”, despite evidence of their rape or sexual abuse as children. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/oct/10/law-foreignpolicy

new ritual abuse page http://ritualabuse.us/

October 14, 2008 Comments Off on new ritual abuse page http://ritualabuse.us/

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Proof Satanic Ritual Abuse exists – legal cases, journal articles, websites, books

October 9, 2008 Comments Off on Proof Satanic Ritual Abuse exists – legal cases, journal articles, websites, books

Lists of legal cases:

Believe the children (1997). “Conviction List: Ritual Child Abuse”. http://www.ra-info.org/resources/ra_cases.shtml

The Satanism and Ritual Abuse Archive”, by Diana Napolis, is published on the world-wide web at: This archive contains 92 cases as of February 12, 2008. http://www.endritualabuse.org/ritualabusearchive.htm

Web pages proving the existence of ritual abuse:

Noblitt, PhD, J. R. – An Empirical Look at the Ritual Abuse Controversy (2007)
http://ritualabusearticles.wordpress.com/2008/10/02/an-empirical-look-at-the-ritual-abuse-controversy-randy-noblitt-phd/

Ritual Abuse Bibliography http://www.ra-info.org/library/articles/ra_arti1.shtml

Ritual Abuse Statistics & Research http://home.mchsi.com/~ftio/ra-stats.htm

Searchable releases on satanic ritual abuse http://groups.yahoo.com/group/psnews/

Frequently Asked Questions about Ritual Abuse and Mind Control http://www.survivorship.org/faq.html

Satanic Ritual Abuse: The Evidence Surfaces By Daniel Ryder, CCDC, LSW http://home.mchsi.com/~ftio/ra-evidence-surfaces.htm

2008 Publications on Ritual Abuse and Mind Control http://www.endritualabuse.org/citation 2.htm

Lacter, E (2008-02-11). “Brief Synopsis of the Literature on the Existence of Ritualistic Abuse”. http://endritualabuse.org/Brief Synopsis.htm

Satanic ritual abuse exists all over the world. There have been reports, journal articles, web pages and criminal convictions of these horrific crimes against children and adults.
http://groups.google.com/group/sci.psychology.misc/msg/5554ac6ecf605149

2008 list of references on SRA http://ritualabusearticles.wordpress.com/category/satanic-ritual-abuse-evidence/

https://eassurvey.wordpress.com/
Recent worldwide survey of ritual abuse

http://ritualabusearticles.wordpress.com/
Ritual Abuse articles

http://capturingthefriedmans.wordpress.com/
“CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS”  Documentary or Whitewash?

http://mcmmartinpreschooltrial.wordpress.com/
McMartin Preschool Trial information

https://eassurvey.wordpress.com/2008/08/28/the-mcmartin-preschool-case-what-really-happened-and-the-coverup/ The McMartin Preschool Case – What Really Happened and the Coverup

https://eassurvey.wordpress.com/2008/09/12/amirault-ingram-and-wenatchee-child-abuse-cases/
Amirault, Ingram and Wenatchee child abuse cases

Other organizations with data proving the worldwide existence of satanic ritual abuse

http://www.ritualabusetorture.org/

http://www.ra-info.org

http://www.survivorship.org

http://www.aches-mc.org/

http://theawarenesscenter.org/ritualabuse.html

http://members.aol.com/smartnews/index2.html

http://www.endritualabuse.org/

Ritual abuse books

Griffis, Ph.D., Dale, Cheryl and Lynn Hersha, Ted Schwartz (2001). Secret Weapons. Far Hills, NJ: New Horizon Press. ISBN 0-88282-196-2.

Hudson, Pamela S. (1991). Ritual Child Abuse: Discovery, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Saratoga, Calif: R&E Publishers.

Johnston, Jerry (1989). The Edge of Evil – The Rise of Satanism in North America. Dallas: Word Publishing. ISBN 0-8499-0668-7.

Karriker, Wanda (2003). Morning, Come Quickly. Catawba, NC: Sandime, LTD. ISBN 0-9717171-0-9.

Lacter, E.; Lehman, K. (2008). “Guidelines to Diagnosis of Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Traumatic Stress”.  Karnac Books Ltd. Issue Volume 2, Number 2 / July 2008
Pages 159-181

Lockwood, C. (1993) Other altars: Roots and Realities of Cultic and Satanic Ritual Abuse and Multiple Personality Disorder. Minneapolis, MN: Compcare.

Noblitt, James Randall and Perskin, Pamela Sue (eds). (2008) Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations
Robert Reed Publishers

Noblitt, James Randall, and Perskin Pamela Sue. (2000). Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology, and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America. New York: Praeger. http://books.google.ca/books?id=zJkTTpfyJ-8C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0

Oksana, Chrystine (2001). Safe Passage to Healing – A Guide for Survivors of Ritual Abuse. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse.com. ISBN 0-595-201000-8.

Pazder, L., Smith, M. Michelle Remembers – Pocket Books

Raschke, Carl A. (1990). Painted Black. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-06-104080-
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Rutz, Carol (2001). A Nation Betrayed. Grass Lake, MI: Fidelity Publishing. ISBN 0-9710102-0-X.

Ryder, Daniel. (1992). Breaking the Circle of Satanic Ritual Abuse: Recognizing and Recovering -CompCare Pub.

Sakheim, David K, Devine, Susan E. Out of Darkness: Exploring Satanism and Ritual Abuse (Hardcover) 1992

Scott, S. (2001). The politics and experience of ritual abuse: beyond disbelief. Open University Press. ISBN 0335204198. http://www.amazon.com/Politics-Experience-Ritual-Abuse/dp/0335204198

Sinason, V (1994). Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-10543-9.

Smith, Margaret. (1993). Ritual Abuse: What it Is, why it Happens, and how to Help by Margaret – HarperCollins

Spencer, J. Suffer the Child

Stratford, L.  Satans Underground: The Extraordinary Story of One Woman’s Escape

Waterman, Jill; Kelly, Robert J.;Oliveri, M. K.;and McCord, Jane (1993). Behind the Playground Walls -Sexual Abuse in Preschools. New York, London: The Guilford Press, 284-8. ISBN 0-89862-523-8.

Woodsum, Gayle M. (1998). The Ultimate Challenge. Laramie, WY: ARI Books. ISBN 0-9665974-0-0

Podcasts on ritual abuse

Smart-Talks – Stop Ritual Abuse and Mind Control  at http://smart-talks.podomatic.com/

Critique of the Goodman study

October 6, 2008 Comments Off on Critique of the Goodman study

Overview of what occurred after I requested a review of Characteristics and Sources of
Allegations of Ritualistic child abuse by Dr. Gail Goodman, Phillip Shaver, and Bette Bottoms – Diana Napolis, M.A.

In December 2007 I reviewed the pivotal research study .Characteristics and Sources of Allegations of Ritualistic Child Abuse,. by UC Davis. Dr. Gail Goodman, Dr. Phillip Shaver, and Bette Bottoms, which had been funded by the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in 1994. This body of work has been used throughout the United States in attempts to prove that the scientific community found no evidence to support the belief that satanic ritual cult abuse of children was occurring in the United States except in very rare instances. Regardless of the conclusions reached, it appears that there was substantial and persuasive evidence provided to the researchers which indicated that ritual abuse was occurring on a grand scale, despite what appears to have been repeated attempts made to minimize and disguise these findings.

It will be difficult to understand my critique without accessing Dr. Goodman’s original study and the 1996 article titled, “An Analysis of Ritualistic and Religion-Related Child Abuse Allegations” by these same authors, so I urge others to download this material. In an article published in the New York Times titled, .Proof Lacking for Ritual Abuse by Satanists,” by Daniel Goleman, he quoted Dr. Gail Goodman’s representations of this  study:
“In a survey of more than 11,000 psychiatric and police workers throughout the country, conducted for the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, researchers found more than 12,000 accusations of group cult sexual abuse based on satanic ritual, but not one that investigators had been able to substantiate. “ This is a false representation about what this study actually revealed. The researchers did not receive anywhere near that high of a return rate – it was actually less than 2000 reports which were examined, which means there was an intentional and blatant attempt to misrepresent their findings in this news article. It was discovered that this propaganda is posted on numerous web sites in efforts to prove that satanic crime does  not occur.

On pg. 46 of .Characteristics and Sources of Allegations of Ritualistic Child Abuse,. Dr. Goodman also wrote: “One respondent cited as evidence the ritual abuse behavior checklist – a dubious diagnostic checklist which includes many behaviors common to childhood.” (Gould, 1986). Due to that statement, I have posted a copy of Dr. Catherine Gould’s checklist on my web site, and as the reader will see, these are clearly abnormal behaviors of children that are being described and there is nothing dubious about it.
Dr. Goodman concluded by stating: Our research leads us to believe that there are many more children being abused in the name of God than in the name of Satan.. I found that an odd and inappropriate remark to make given the fact that Dr. Goodman received more reports of ritual abuse than she received about religion-based abuse. In order to make her case Dr Goodman used as her examples cases of child abuse or murder which were clearly committed by Christians who were mentally ill, not mainstream Christians, therefore I believe it was inappropriate to suggest that these crimes were committed in the name of God. The belief systems of mainstream Christianity do not condone criminal or aberrant behavior but the belief systems of Satanists most certainly do and the ritual abuse crimes she was reviewing were in line with those satanic beliefs. Therefore, it is obvious that there is much more serious crime committed by satanists in the name of Satan. Further, cases of Christian medical neglect are not equivalent in severity to ritual abuse therefore I believe it was inappropriate for these academics to argue against the enactment of ritual abuse laws based on these arguments.

As further evidence which supports my opinion that there were purposeful attempts to distort the facts, after the American Psychological Association (APA) gave Dr. Goodman an award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research in 2005, Dr. Goodman’s response was published in the American Psychologist, November 2005 issue, in an article entitled Wailing Babies in her Wake. She stated in reference to this study:
“Our survey revealed that there was essentially no hard evidence of organized, child abusing, satanic cults that had infiltrated preschools or the FBI or that had kidnapped or slain babies. In contrast there was much indirect evidence of clinical induction of false memories and plentiful evidence of religion-related abuse, including sexual abuse by Catholic priests. Although much of my research indicates that children can have largely accurate memories and can resist strong suggestions, they can, in contrast (as indicated by the dramatic examples of ritual abuse claims) also tell wild tales, cave in to misleading questions, and make important errors. The same is true of some adults, of course. All of the books about personal cases of SRA were written by adults who seem to have believed their own stories.”

This pseudo-analysis does not accurately recount the facts either. Dr. Goodman has disseminated further propaganda in other publications and I have updated my critique to reflect this information. These articles are: “Children’s Eyewitness Memory: A Modern History and Contemporary Commentary,”. Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 62, No.4, 2006, pg. 818; and “Interviewing Children in and out of Court,”. The APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment, pg. 356.  http://members.cox.net/court50/goodmanoverview.pdf

Characteristics and Sources of Allegations of Ritualistic Child Abuse, 1994, (Dr. Gail Goodman, Phillip Shaver, Bette Bottoms posted at http://members.cox.net/court50/goodmanstudy.pdf

Critique of Characteristics and Sources of Allegations of Ritualistic Child Abuse,. 2008, (Diana Napolis, M.A) posted at http://members.cox.net/dnap/goodmancritique.pdf
The researchers claimed throughout this study that organized, intergenerational, sexually molesting satanic cults did not exist, and that a small number of clinicians and agencies were responsible for the most reports of satanic ritual abuse. I am contesting both of these conclusions. In my opinion, there were too many methodological flaws, too much data was arbitrarily excluded, the conclusions reached were unsupportable and not based on the data gathered, and researcher bias, if not blatant manipulation, was prevalent throughout this research study.
I believe that there were ongoing attempts by the researchers to psychologically manipulate the reader into disbelieving that certain satanic practices existed by making value judgments about these practices from the start. The researchers continued to categorize reports of torture, cannibalism and murder as “bizarre” and “extreme,” and by the continual usage of those “buzz words,” it served as a “thought stopping” propaganda technique, intended to influence the reader into agreeing with the researchers assessments and conclusions. As unfortunate as it is, these are the practices of satanists and black magic practitioners world wide which a Lexis/Nexis search of “satan” “devil worship” and “ritual” would reveal.
Overall, there were too many serious methodological errors and omissions in this study to ignore and, in some instances, I believe, the researchers were caught in outright fabrications.

An Analysis of Ritualistic and Religion-Related Child Abuse Allegations, 1996, (Bottoms, Shaver, Goodman) posted at  http://www.uic.edu/labs/pll/Bottoms-Shaver-Goodman-1996-lhb.pdf

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