Jeopardy in the Courtroom: A Scientific Analysis of Children's Testimony
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
The credibility of children's testimony is a hotly debated topic in America's courtrooms, universities, and professional organizations. Are children more suggestible than adults, and if so, what are the implications for those who work with child witnesses?
Using rigorous techniques of analysis, the authors examine real-life cases in which children were key witnesses in criminal child abuse trials. Written in lively, accessible language by acknowledged experts in the field, this book will be an invaluable guide for expert witnesses and all those who work with child witnesses, including therapists, social workers, law enforcement personnel, and lawyers.