Memory and testimony in the child witness

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Sage Publications, 1995 - Law - 298 pages
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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.

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Contents

Effects of Timing and Type of Questioning
44
How Shall a Thing Be Coded? Implications of the Use
61
Stephen Lindsay Valerie Gonzales and Karen Eso
86
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Zaragoza is Associate Professor of Psychology at Kent State Uniersity. Since 1985 she has been a major contributor to research on the suggestibility of eyewitness memory in both children and adults, as evidenced by her publication in edited volumes and leading journals in the field. Her research on suggestibility is funded by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health.

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