ERIC Number: EJ536356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Achieving Real Reform: The Case for American Interviewing Protocols.
McCough, Lucy S.
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, v61 n4-5 p188-203 1996
Reflects upon Steward and Steward essay on improving understanding of children as witnesses. Focuses in particular on the effect on legal proceedings of a poorly conducted or highly suggestive interview. Suggests that the major problem today is whether a child's account has been contaminated by delays or through interactions with others, and discusses related issues. (AA)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Court Litigation, Credibility, Interviews, Investigations, Memory, Physical Examinations, Psychological Evaluation, Questioning Techniques, Recall (Psychology), Reliability, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Sexual Abuse, Test Reliability, Victims of Crime, Young Children
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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