Jeopardy in the Courtroom: A Scientific Analysis of Children's Testimony

Jeopardy in the Courtroom: A Scientific Analysis of Children's Testimony

by Stephen J. Ceci, Maggie Bruck

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Overview

The credibility of children's testimony is a hotly debated topic in Am erica's courtrooms, universities, and professional organizations. Are children more suggestible than adults, and if so, what are the implica tions for those who work with child witnesses? Using rigorous techniqu es of analysis, the authors examine real-life cases in which children were key witnesses in criminal child abuse trials. Written in lively, accessible language by acknowledged experts in the field, this book wi ll be an invaluable guide for expert witnesses and all those who work with child witnesses, including therapist, social workers, law enforce ment personnel, and lawyers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557986320
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 01/28/1995
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 319,816
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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