Children's Testimony: A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice / Edition 1by Helen L. Westcott
Pub. Date: 01/25/2002
Pointers for practitioners are clearly
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
- Publication date:
- Wiley Series in Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law Series, #38
- Product dimensions:
- 6.18(w) x 9.17(h) x 1.15(d)
Table of Contents
About the Editors
About the Contributors
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 Kö hnken)
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)
Review of Part IV.
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