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Memory and Testimony in the Child Witness
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Memory and Testimony in the Child Witness

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January 1995 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The assessment and improvement of eyewitness testimony of children is the topic of this volume. The first section examines factors that contribute to the reliability and accuracy of testimony, including the effects of extended delays, repeated questioning and exposure to leading questions.

The second part describes techniques that have been developed to improve the quality of children's testimony, including interview techniques and the use of anatomically correct dolls, and explores their empirical and theoretical underpinnings. The final chapters focus on policy issues, including psychological research designed to guide legal reforms for accommodating child witnesses into the legal system.

Maria S Zaragoza
Introduction
 
PART ONE: APPROACHES TO UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN'S EYEWITNESS MEMORY
Sean M Lane
Introduction
Robyn Fivush and Jennifer Shukat
Content, Consistency and Coherence of Early Autobiographical Recall
Debra Ann Poole and Lawrence T White
Tell Me Again and Again
Stability and Change in the Repeated Testimonies of Children and Adults

 
Amye R Warren and Peggy Lane
Effects of Timing and Type of Questioning on Eyewitness Accuracy and Suggestibility
Lynne Baker-Ward et al
How Shall a Thing be Coded? Implications of the Use of Alternative Procedures for Scoring Children's Verbal Reports
D Stephen Lindsay, Valerie Gonzales and Karen Eso
Aware and Unaware Uses of Memories of Postevent Suggestions
 
PART TWO: IMPROVING CHILDREN'S TESTIMONY
Jennifer K Ackil
Introduction
Karen J Saywitz
Improving Children's Testimony
The Question, the Answer and the Environment

 
Ronald P Fisher and Michelle McCauley
Improving Eyewitness Testimony with the Cognitive Interview
Judy S DeLoache
The Use of Dolls in Interviewing Young Children
Ray Bull
Innovative Techniques for the Questioning of Child Witnesses Especially Those Who are Young and Those with Learning Disability
 
PART THREE: SOCIAL POLICY IMPLICATIONS
Karen L Chambers
Introduction
Graham Davies and Helen Westcott
The Child Witness in the Courtroom
Empowerment or Protection?

 
Ann E Tobey et al
Balancing the Rights of Children and Defendants
Effects of Closed-Circuit Television of Children's Accuracy and Jurors' Perceptions

 
Rhona Flin
Children's Testimony
Psychology on Trial

 

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