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The Child Witness : Legal Issues and Dilemmas - Nancy E. Walker

The Child Witness

Legal Issues and Dilemmas

Paperback Published: 1st June 1991
ISBN: 9780803937727
Number Of Pages: 289

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This is the first book for professionals who seek an integrated, up-to-date review of psychological research and recent court cases dealing with children as witnesses in court. It is organized around four issues: the competence of children as witnesses, the credibility of children, the rights of children and the rights of the accused. Child and adolescent development is reviewed from a psychological perspective. Recent research on issues of comprehension, memory and communication skills of children are described alongside the reactions of various audiences - lawyers, judges and juries - to the children's credibility. Procedures designed to reduce the traumatization of children who testify in court are described and evaluated.

Children as Witnesses in Court
Issues and Dilemmas
In the Eye of the Beholder
Reactions to Children as Legal Witnesses
The Developing Child
A Psycholegal Perspective
Children in Court
Issues of Comprehension, Memory, and Communication
With Liberty and Justice for All
Protecting the Rights of Child Witnesses, Defendants, and the Public
Resolving the Dilemmas
The Marriage of Social Science and the Law
In the Aftermath of McMartin
Society's Rights to Accurate Testimony
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ISBN: 9780803937727
ISBN-10: 0803937725
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 289
Published: 1st June 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.49 x 14.5  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Type: New edition