Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Steve Bell
A teacher accused of molesting a student.  Notice that he mentions that the victim/ witness went from saying there was nothing provocative in what he did, to turning him into some sort of monster in a later interview.  I believe that children, in particular, are more prone to this inconsistent and hyperbolic behavior, because they want to please certain adults.  After they see all the attention that greets some admission that the teacher did something inappropriate, they may feel pressure to enhance their version of things.  After all, it might feel like they are crying "wolf" if after weeks of cps and police interviews, they think "well....I'm not too sure that the events that occurred were that egregious.

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