Children's Testimony: A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice / Edition 1

Children's Testimony: A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice / Edition 1

by Helen L. Westcott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471491721

ISBN-13: 9780471491729

Pub. Date: 01/25/2002

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471491729
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/25/2002
Series:
Wiley Series in Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law Series, #38
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.17(h) x 1.15(d)

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Table of 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 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)

Epilogue

Review of Part IV.

Glossary

Index

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