Sandra Glenney and Loudoun County Protective Services acts as if there isn’t a a great deal of research on Child Suggestibility and the mistakes of the cases of the 80′s and 90′s. They are oblivious to it. It is worth noting that nowhere in the training material for a CPS Social Worker and Investigator exists any in-depth discussion concerning the previous cases of the past.
The below video is an actual excerpt from a trial in which an expert witness explained to a jury the Mousetrap experiment. Essentially, the study proves that children will change their statements when repeated constantly concerning the same subject. In this case , the question was did you ever get your hand caught in Mouse Trap, conducted by Dr. Stephen Cici and Dr. Maggie Bruck. I will add the Sandra Glenney is significantly opposed to any of Ceci’s and Bruck’s research.
Your attorney needs to know all of the various studies concerning child suggestibility, I can assure you Loudoun CPS does not know any of the research concerning Children Suggestibility, neither does Sandra Glenney.
It is critical that you understand how to question the psychologist chosen by Sandra Glenney. The below statement is accurate and should be taken to heart, from page 321 of the “Abuse of Innocence”, it is important to keep this in mind. Let the below statement be your guide when your attorney is questioning Sandra Glenney’s expert witness; Sandra Glenney is CPS. CPS does not make any moves without them first being approved by Sandra Glenney. This includes the choice of a therapist.
“Psychologists and dogs will do whatever satisfies those who feed them” Walter Hurst
As far as guidance on how to question Glenney’s expert witness, please reference the below link. Attorney Danny Davis did a very thorough job of cross-examining Kee MacFarlane , the lead interviewer of the children in the McMartin case. His goal was to demonstrate that she had not formal training , no guidelines and no science to support her methods.