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Children's Testimony : A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice

Children's Testimony : A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471491736

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2002
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Children's Testimony : A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471491736

Helen L. Westcott, Graham M. Davies and Ray Eds. Bull

ISBN13: 978-0471491736
ISBN10: 047149173X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

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

Table of Contents

About the Editors.
About the Contributors.
Foreword.
Preface.
PART I UNDERPINNINGS.

Developmental Underpinnings of Children's Testimony (K. Saywitz).
Cognitive Underpinnings of Children's Testimony (L. Baker-Ward and P. 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. 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. Ceci, et al.).
The Effects of Forensic Interview Practices on the Quality of Information Provided by Alleged Victims of Child Abuse (M. Lamb, et al.).
How and Why Do Children Respond to Nonsensical Questions? (A. Waterman, et al.).
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 Measures and New Challenges Children's Experiences of the Court Process (A. Wade).
A German Perspective on Children's Testimony (G. Köhnken).
Child Witnesses and the Oath (T. Lyon).
Child Witnesses' Experiences Post-Court Effects of Legal Involvement (R. 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.

PART 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).
Review of Part IV.

Epilogue.
Glossary.
Index.

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