Jeopardy in the Courtroom A Scientific Analysis of Children's Testimony

ISBN-10: 1557986320

ISBN-13: 9781557986320

Edition: 1999

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Description: An examination of cases in which children were key witnesses in criminal child abuse trials, this book considers the credibility of children's testimony, and asks whether children are more suggestible than adults.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 9/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Children as Witnesses: Seven Case Descriptions
Assessing the Scope and Characteristics of Child Sexual Abuse
Defining Memory and Suggestibility
Legal and Behavioral Approaches to Children's Suggestibility: 1900-1985
The Recent Past: Changes in Legal and Behavioral Approaches
The Architecture of Interviews With Children
The Role of Interviewer Bias
The Effects of Repeated Questioning
Stereotype Induction: A Suggestive Interviewing Technique
Other Suggestive Interviewing Techniques
The Pros and (Mostly) Cons of Using Anatomically Detailed Dolls
The Evidence for Delayed Recall of Childhood Sexual Abuse
The Role of Suggestion in Delayed Recall of Child Sexual Abuse
Age Differences in the Reliability of Reports
Mechanisms That May Account For Age Differences in Suggestibility
Ethical and Professional Issues
In Conclusion
References
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Authors
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