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Children in Court

  • Ingrid M. Cordon
  • Gail S. Goodman
  • Stacey J. Anderson
Part of the Perspectives in Law & Psychology book series (PILP, volume 17)

Abstract

In legal proceedings, determination of truth is an essential component of true justice. Determining truth requires the careful examination of evidence. However, when the evidence is eyewitness testimony of a child, complex psycho-legal issues are raised: issues of children’s comprehension, competence, accuracy, and emotional resilience, and issues of the legal system’s ability to adapt itself to the needs of children so that truth can be ascertained.

Keywords

Legal System Child Sexual Abuse Criminal Court Defense Attorney Child Witness 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingrid M. Cordon
  • Gail S. Goodman
  • Stacey J. Anderson

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