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ERIC Number: ED544657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
To Tell The Truth. FPG Snapshot. Number 56. November 2008
FPG Child Development Institute
What happens when a defendant's guilt or innocence hinges solely on a child's testimony? Defendants argue that children's memories are too unreliable to be the basis for a verdict. Child rights advocates counter that since child sex abuse is rarely witnessed and frequently leaves no physical evidence that victim testimony is vital. A study from FPG researcher Jennifer Schaaf provides new insights into understanding when children's memories are more likely to be accurate. The findings from that study are discussed in this document.
FPG Child Development Institute. University of North Carolina, Publications Office, CB# 8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185. Tel: 919-966-0857; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, FPG Child Development Institute