The Child Witness
Legal Issues and Dilemmas New edition
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Child Witness by Nancy E. Walker
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803937727
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 20-Jun-1991
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nancy E. Walker
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Discusses the historical and contextual perspective on the rights of children, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the rights of children within the family, the social service system, the health care system, the educational system, the juvenile justice system and in employment.
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