ERIC Number: EJ625348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Effects of Age and Delay on the Amount of Information Provided by Alleged Sex Abuse Victims in Investigative Interviews.
Lamb, Michael E.; Sternberg, Kathleen J.; Esplin, Phillip W.
Child Development, v71 n6 p1586-96 Nov-Dec 2000
Interviewed 145 children between ages 4 and 12 years within days or months after an alleged incident of sexual abuse. Found that the proportion of substantive investigative utterances eliciting new details increased with age and decreased after delays of more than 1 month. Age related to length and richness of informative responses. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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