Child Eyewitness Testimony in Sexual Abuse Investigations

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John Wiley & Sons, 1995 - Psychology - 140 pages
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This book is written for professionals to whom a child may disclose allegations of sexual abuse or who may be responsible for the investigation of children's allegations. It presents a cross-section of relevant research and practical suggestions to guide the forensic investigation. The first part of the book provides an overview of the forensic process and relevant rules of evidence. The second part of the book defines basic competencies and support systems that the forensic investigator should have. The final chapter identifies research needed to improve our understanding of sexual abuse, to improve the assessment process, and to facilitate more efficacious treatment strategies.
 

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Contents

The Nature of Memory
11
The Effects of the Forensic Process Upon
27
Special Issues in Sexual Abuse Investigations
35
The NonleadingLeading Continuum
47
Basic Competencies and Support Systems
57
Background Information Defining
65
Common Issues in Sexual Abuse Investigations
81
Assessing Credibility and Validity
99
Four Steps to the Final Decision
111
Concluding Remarks
117
Name Index
133
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