The first section of the book describes the origins and misinterpretations that lead to false sexual abuse claims. Campbell demonstrates how this horrible experience can happen anywhere and to anyone and states that the frequency of false allegations of child sexual abuse likely exceeds that of reports of actual abuse. He discusses how these false allegations are detrimental to those who are victims of actual abuse. The descriptions of the allegations are very explicit, detailed, and substantiated by real-life examples. Campbell demonstrates how children respond to therapists in a way that the therapists want. He explains how a child will tell the interviewer what the interviewer may want to hear because the child may think that is the correct answer. The stories become so entangled that the alleged victims and their families begin to believe their own fabricated stories. The accused then becomes the actual victim. Innocent people spend time in prison and are scarred for life. Campbell gives examples of numerous tools that have been developed to screen children for sexual abuse, such as the Sexual Abuse Legitimacy Scale developed by Dr. Richard Gardner. These scales are often used incorrectly, and the procedural recommendations are often ignored. Some interviewers have already made up their mind that the child has been sexually abused before using the scales.