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Interviewing Children

Author : Debra Ann Poole
ISBN : 1433822156
Genre : Law
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Child Forensic Psychology

Author : Robyn E. Holliday
ISBN : 9781137292513
Genre : Psychology
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Why would a child invent a memory of something that never happened? How reliable can a memory be when it is recalled years after the event? Child Forensic Psychology tackles the controversial questions that lie between forensic and developmental psychology. By examining the issues that surround children's status as eyewitnesses and victims, the book relates current theory to real-life examples drawn from criminal and family courts. Breaking down the ways in which psychologists deal with these difficult issues, the book will be a vital resource for students and practitioners alike. Key features of Child Forensic Psychology: * Topical case studies, taken from the UK and around the world * Coverage of the very latest theories and research * Unique chapter investigating the psychology of missing and abducted children Written by a collection of leading researchers and practitioners, Child Forensic Psychology is an indispensable guide that shines a light on the psychology of children in the courtroom.

Investigative Interviews Of Children

Author : Debra A. Poole
ISBN : 1557986843
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Interviewing children as part of an investigation is an act that requires great care. Professional interviewers are coming under increasing scrutiny, and their techniques must pass rigorous review by outside agencies, at the same time serving the needs of children.This engagingly written, eye-opening book provides a practical answer to this dilemma. It summarizes the most important recent research and steers the reader away from controversial techniques. The authors, two of the most prominent researchers in this area, cover important topics such as: the strengths and weaknesses of children as witnesses; the current child protection and abuse-investigation crisis; child development and comprehension; and ancillary techniques such as using dolls. They offer a generic protocol for conducting interviews of children and show how it can be customized to specific cases.

Memory And Suggestibility In The Forensic Interview

Author : Mitchell L. Eisen
ISBN : 9781135675097
Genre : Psychology
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Memories are the ultimate foundation of testimony in legal settings ranging from criminal trials to divorce mediations and custody hearings. Yet the last decade has seen mounting evidence of various ways in which the accuracy of memories can be distorted on the one hand and enhanced on the other. This book offers a long-awaited comprehensive and balanced overview of what we now understand about children's and adults' eyewitness capabilities--and of the important practical and theoretical implications of this new understanding. The authors, leading clinicians and behavioral scientists with diverse training experiences and points of view, provide insight into the social, cognitive, developmental, and legal factors that affect the accuracy and quality of information obtained in forensic interviews. Armed with the knowledge these chapters convey, practitioners in psychology, psychiatry, social work, criminology, law, and other relevant fields will be better informed about the strengths and limitations of witnesses' accounts; researchers will be better poised to design powerful new studies. Memory and Suggestibility in the Forensic Interview will be a crucial resource for anyone involved in elucidating, interpreting, and reporting the memories of others.

Clinical And Forensic Interviewing Of Children And Families

Author : Jerome M. Sattler
ISBN : UOM:39015040618236
Genre : Psychology
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Assessing Allegations Of Sexual Abuse In Preschool Children

Author : Sandra K. Hewitt
ISBN : 9780761902058
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Written to help frontline practitioners assess and manage cases with children aged 18 months to six years who present allegations of child abuse, this book provides concrete and easily understood information about basic child development, interview procedures, and case management theory. Extensive experience is integrated with the research literature to provide: an overview of child development information as it applies to interviewing young children a protocol for assessment of preverbal children that is grounded in theory and research a format for assessment of children aged three to five a review of the strengths and weaknesses of some current interview formats a technique for structured interviewing

Communication In Investigative And Legal Contexts

Author : Gavin Oxburgh
ISBN : 9781118769225
Genre : Psychology
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Communication in Forensic Contexts provides in-depth coverage of the complex area of communication in forensic situations. Drawing on expertise from forensic psychology, linguistics and law enforcement worldwide, the text bridges the gap between these fields in a definitive guide to best practice. Offers best practice for understanding and improving communication in forensic contexts, including interviewing of victims, witnesses and suspects, discourse in courtrooms, and discourse via interpreters Bridges the knowledge gaps between forensic psychology, forensic linguistics and law enforcement, with chapters written by teams bringing together expertise from each field Published in collaboration with the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, dedicated to furthering evidence-based practice and practice-based research amongst researchers and practitioners International, cross-disciplinary team includes contributors from North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, and from psychology, linguistics and forensic practice

Children S Testimony

Author : Michael E. Lamb
ISBN : 9781119996156
Genre : Psychology
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The second edition of Children’s Testimony is a fully up-to-date resource for practitioners and researchers working in forensic contexts and concerned with children's ability to provide reliable testimony about abuse. Written for both practitioners and researchers working in forensic contexts, including investigative interviewers, police officers, lawyers, judges, expert witnesses, and social workers Explores a range of issues involved with children's testimony and their ability to provide reliable testimony about experienced or witnessed events, including abuse Avoids jargon and highly technical language Includes a comprehensive range of contributions from an international group of practitioners and researchers to ensure topicality and relevance

Forensic Interviews Regarding Child Sexual Abuse

Author : William T. O'Donohue
ISBN : 9783319210971
Genre : Psychology
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This wide-ranging volume combines the current findings and frontline knowledge working practitioners need to know about forensic interviewing of children in sexual abuse cases. Coverage begins with the basics: legal and ethical principles, interview planning and procedure, psychometric and cultural issues, pitfalls and how to avoid them. Perspectives from a trial lawyer and a district attorney lend real-life details on criminal court procedure, interview procedure, legal standards, and what is expected of expert witnesses. Not only is developmental understanding of salient issues concerning children's competency and suggestibility offered here, but also vital guidance on the controversies surrounding false memories and untrue accusations. Included in the coverage: Working with the multidisciplinary team. Childhood memory: an update from cognitive neuroscience. Disclosure failures: statistics, characteristics, and strategies to address them. Child abusers' threats and grooming techniques. Review of psychometrics of forensic interview protocols with children. Assessing the quality of forensic interviews with child witnesses. Forensic Interviews Regarding Child Sexual Abuse brings a wealth of robust practical information to professionals working with children, including clinical and child psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers.

Tell Me What Happened

Author : Michael E. Lamb
ISBN : 9780470773284
Genre : Psychology
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Investigation of child abuse is often hampered by doubts about the reliability of children as only sources of information. Over the last decade, consensus has been reached about children's limitations and competencies. New for the Wiley Series in the Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law, Tell Me What Happened summarizes key research on children's memory, communicative skills and social tendencies, describes how it can be incorporated into a specific structured interview technique and reviews evidence involving more than 40,000 alleged victims.

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