Because of the unreliability of the investigators and the unreliable methods used in the investigations, many of these recounts of heinous abuse have been deemed by authorities as being outlandish, preposterous and devoid of credibility. That being so, in the cases of authentic abuse, a problem has emerged in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse regarding the victims, the investigators and the perpetrators. It becomes impossible or difficult for investigators, including the judiciary system, to investigate and prosecute cases of abuse. The perpetrators of the abuse are not brought to justice.The victim is discredited and suffers mentally and emotionally.There are repercussions also for unknown and future abused victims who may choose not to disclose the abuse.
How then can the creation of false memories of abuse be prevented?One of the preventable causes is the incompetence of therapists, who sometimes contribute to the creation of false memories. In order to avoid the tragedies presented in the aforesaid paragraph, each report of abuse must be properly and reliably investigated.Trying to recover abuse memories using hypnosis or other mind-altering techniques is