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ERIC Number: EJ882833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Legal Interviewers Use Children's Affect and Eye Contact Cues to Assess Credibility of Their Testimony
Field, Tiffany; Malphurs, Julie E.; Yando, Regina; Bendell, Debra; Carraway, Kirsten; Cohen, Raquel
Early Child Development and Care, v180 n3 p397-404 Apr 2010
Based on interviews with 120 children ranging from age 3 to 12, legal interviewers rated the grade school and middle school age children as competent and as understanding the meaning of lying. The interviewers rated the grade school children as more credible "witnesses in court" than either the preschool or the middle school age children. The cues they reported using most frequently were affect and eye contact. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida