Publications

The best introduction to my approach to child sexual abuse evaluations is:

Herman, S. (2009). Forensic child sexual abuse evaluations: Accuracy, ethics, and admissibility. In K. Kuenhle & M. Connell (Eds.), The evaluation of child sexual abuse allegations: A comprehensive guide to assessment and testimony (pp. 247-266). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Other publications relevant to child sexual abuse cases:

Herman, S. (in press). Reducing harm due to false allegations of child sexual abuse: The importance of corroboration. In R. Burnett (Ed.), Vilified: Wrongful allegations of sexual and child abuse. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

Pelisoli, C., Herman, S., & Dell’Aglio, D. D. (2014). Child sexual abuse research knowledge among child abuse professionals and laypersons. Child Abuse and Neglect, 40, 36-47. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.08.010

Herman, S. (2010). The role of corroborative evidence in child sexual abuse evaluations. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 7, 189-276. doi: 10.1002/jip.122

Herman, S. & Freitas, T. R. (2010). Error rates in forensic child sexual abuse evaluations. Psychological Injury and Law, 3, 133-147. doi: 10.1007/s12207-010-9073-0

Bernet, W., von Boch-Galhau, W., Baker, A. J. L., & Morrison, S. [+ 62 other contributing authors, including Herman, S.]. (2010). Parental Alienation, DSM-V, and ICD-11. American Journal of Family Therapy, 38, 76-187. doi: 10.1080/01926180903586583

Herman, S. (2005). Improving decision making in forensic child sexual abuse evaluations. Law and Human Behavior, 29, 87-120. doi: 10.1007/s10979-005-1400-8