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International Perspectives on Child Abuse and Children's Testimony
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International Perspectives on Child Abuse and Children's Testimony
Psychological Research and Law

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September 1996 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Child witnesses pose unique challenges to the legal system, and courtrooms are daunting and alien to children. Timely and truly international in scope, this volume focuses on the techniques and procedures used to accommodate child witnesses in legal systems - and on research investigating the effectiveness and implications of those techniques - around the world: England, Scotland, The Netherlands, Israel, South Africa, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and India.

Featuring the work of renowned scholars from the international psycholegal community, the volume not only provides support for all countries seeking to broaden their approach to child psychology and law, but also promotes justice in those countries where child protection is virtually unknown.

Bette L Bottoms and Gail S Goodman
International Perspectives on Child Witnesses
An Introduction to the Issues  
Amye R Warren and Lucy S McGough
Research on Children's Suggestibility
Implications for the Investigative Interview  
Francien Lamers-Winkelman and Frank Buffing
Children's Testimony in The Netherlands
A Study of Statement Validity Analysis  
Kathleen J Sternberg, Michael E Lamb and Irit Hershkowitz
Child Sexual Abuse Investigation in Israel
Evaluating Innovative Practices  
Louise Dezwirek Sas, David A Wolfe and Kevin Gowdey
Children and the Courts in Canada
Ray Bull and Graham Davies
The Effect of Child Witness Research on Legislation in Great Britain
Rhona Flin, Brian Kearney and Kathleen Murray
Children's Evidence
Scottish Research and Law  
Sandra Shrimpton, Kim Oates and Susan Hayes
The Child Witness and Legal Reforms in Australia
Margaret-Ellen Pipe and Mark Henaghan
Accommodating Children's Testimony
Legal Reforms in New Zealand  
Dap Louw and Pierre Olivier
Listening to Children in South Africa
Ting-Pong Ho
Children's Evidence
Mandating Change in the Legal System of Hong Kong  
Margaret Bull Kovera and Eugene Borgida
Children on the Witness Stand
The Use of Expert Testimony and Other Procedural Innovations in US Child Sexual Abuse Trials  
John E B Myers
A Decade of International Reform to Accommodate Child Witnesses
Steps Toward a Child Witness Code  
Uma A Segal
Children as Witnesses
India Is Not Ready  

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