The Friedmans Essay

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The Friedmans

Memory is a subject to be dealt with delicately, especially when dealing with children.
They are fragile and can be manipulated very easily. In the case of Arnold and Jesse
Friedman the fragility of children's memories is the only thing to prove innocence or
guilt.

Arnold Friedman was arrested for receiving child pornography. On a raid of his house,
among the dozens of other magazines and pictures in his office, the police found a roster
for the computer class Arnie and his son Jesse were teaching in their basement. The police
questioned every child on that list to see if they had been touched by either of the two
teachers. Neither the children nor the parents knew what they were talking about until the
police talked to the children alone. They would tell them what happened and ask them
things like, "Isn't that right?" and "You can tell us. It's okay. We know what happened to
you." If a child is asked a closed-ended question, they will likely give the answer the
person asking them would like to hear. Children only want to please. Some children
admitted later on to saying yes because they wanted the police to go away. Some children
said it was real and they were really molested, but the memory was repressed and the only
way it was found was through hypnosis.

Hypnosis is an extremely risky thing to do to a child to find a memory. It can result in
false memory implantation and make the child believe anything, even if it did not happen.
One child's memory from being hypnotized led to 36 counts of sodomy. Arnold was accused of
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