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Children's Testimony

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H. WestcottOpen University, Graham DaviesUniversity of Leicester, Ray BullUniversity of Portsmouth

ISBN13: 9780471491729
ISBN: 0471491721
Published: May 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Children's Testimony offers a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of issues relating to children's evidence. Starting with psychological underpinnings and child protection considerations, the reader is taken through a clearly structured and timely collection of chapters from internationally renowned contributors. Pointers for practitioners are clearly highlighted throughout and a unique, jargon-free glossary of psychological terms encountered in child witness research is included making this a highly practical text. An accessible review of existing knowledge and preview of new and recent developments in psychological research and forensic practice An outstanding group of international contributors Offers a broad scope that considers all the key areas of research and practice

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Contents:
About the Editors About the Contributors Foreword Preface PART I UNDERPINNINGS Developmental Underpinnings of Children's Testimony (K J Saywitz) Cognitive Underpinnings of Children's Testimony (L Baker-Ward and P A Ornstein) Child Protection Concerns when Questioning Children (M Page and G Precey) Review of Part I. PART II MEMORY AND INTERVIEWING The Development of Autobiographical Memory (R Fivush) Childrens' Memories for Repeated Events (M Powell and D Thomson) Children's Source Monitoring (D S Lindsay) The Construction of False Events in Memory (K Pezdek and T Hinz) Children's Suggestibility Research: Implications for the Courtroom and the Forensic Interview (S J Ceci et al) The Effects of Forensic Interview Practices on the Quality of Information provided by Alleged Victims of Child Abuse (M E Lamb et al) How and Why do Children respond to Nonsensical Questions? (A Waterman and M Blades) Enhancing Children's Accounts: How useful are Non-Verbal Techniques? (M-E Pipe et al) Deception in Children: A Literature Review and Implications for Children's Testimony (A Vrij) Review of Part II. PART III COURT ISSUES Innovative Procedures for Child Witnesses (J Cashmore) New Measure and New Challenges: Children's Experiences of the Court Process (A Wade) A German Perspective on Children's Testimony (G Kohnken) Child Witnesses and the Oath (T D Lyon) Child Witnesses' Experiences Post Court: Effects of Legal Involvement (R S Edelstein et al) Persuading and Controlling: The Theory of Cross-Examination in Relation to Children (E Henderson) What do Judges know about Young Witnesses? (J Plotnikoff and R Woolfson) Young Witnesses: Still No Justice (B Esam) Review of Part III. PAART IV aLTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON CHILDREN'S TESTIMONY Methodological Issues in the Study of Children's Testimony (B Clifford) A Sociological Approach to Child Witness Research (C Wattam) Remembering the Point: A Feminist Perspective on Children's Evidence (L Kelly) Epilogue Review of Part IV. Glossary Index