Children and the Law: The Essential Readings / Edition 1

Children and the Law: The Essential Readings / Edition 1

by Ray Bull
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631226834

ISBN-13: 9780631226833

Pub. Date: 08/30/2001

Publisher: Wiley

Growing awareness of children's involvement in crime, whether as victims, witnesses or perpetrators, has given rise to new research into how to treat children in legal settings. This volume brings together thirteen of the most significant recent papers, offering an overview of current knowledge.

The readings illustrate important issues in five key areas:

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Overview

Growing awareness of children's involvement in crime, whether as victims, witnesses or perpetrators, has given rise to new research into how to treat children in legal settings. This volume brings together thirteen of the most significant recent papers, offering an overview of current knowledge.

The readings illustrate important issues in five key areas: child victimisation, the reliability of children's accounts, truth and lies, children and the legal system, and children as perpetrators. Taken together, they encourage a multi-faceted approach, combining knowledge from biological, social, cognitive and developmental psychology in an interdisciplinary context.

Each paper is introduced and contextualised by the editor, and suggestions for additional reading enable further study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631226833
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/30/2001
Series:
Essential Readings in Developmental Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. IChild Victimization1
1Victimization of Children5
2Impact of Sexual Abuse on Children: A Review and Synthesis of Recent Empirical Studies31
3Community-Level Factors and Child Maltreatment Rates78
Pt. IIReliability of Children's Accounts83
4Reliability and Credibility of Young Children's Reports: From Research to Policy and Practice87
5Emotion and Memory: Children's Long-Term Remembering, Forgetting, and Suggestibility126
6Assessing the Accuracy of Young Children's Reports174
7Eyewitness Identification Accuracy of Children180
Pt. IIITruth and Lies185
8Breaking the Mold: A Fresh Look at Children's Understanding of Questions About Lies and Mistakes189
9Discussing Truth and Lies in Interviews with Children: Whether, Why, and How?225
Pt. IVChildren and the Legal System247
10Face-to-Face Confrontation: Effects of Closed-Circuit Technology on Children's Eyewitness Testimony and Jurors' Decisions251
11When Lawyers Question Children: Is Justice Served?304
Pt VChildren as Perpetrators333
12The Development of Male Offending: Key Findings from the First Decade of the Pittsburgh Youth Study336
13Child and Adolescent Sex Abuse Perpetrators: A Review of the Research Literature382
Index419

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