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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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Juvenile/Youth Crime

November 1994 | 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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Maria Zaragoza

John R. Graham

Gordon C. Nagayama Hall

Richard Hirschman

Yossef S. Ben-Porath

Yossef S. Ben-Porath, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at Kent State University. He received his doctoral training at the University of Minnesota and has been involved extensively in MMPI research for the past 24 years. He is a co-developer of the MMPI-2-RF and co-author of test manuals and numerous books, book chapters and articles on the MMPI test. His recent book, Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF provides detailed and practical instruction for interpreting the MMPI-2-RF, the most recent version of the MMPI for adults. He is Associate Editor of Psychological Assessment, and a member of the editorial board of several psychology journals. His... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780803955554
$77.00