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Author Spencer, John R., 1946-

Title The evidence of children : the law and the psychology / John R. Spencer, Rhona H. Flin
Edition Second edition
Published London : Blackstone Press, 1993


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 W'PONDS  KN 391.4 Q11 A1 Spe/Eoc 1993  AVAILABLE
Description xxiii, 465 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: An outline of the English and Scottich legal systems; the concept of evidence; the competency requirement; the accusatorial system; the rule against hearsay; videotapes; corroboration; expert assistance; a criticism of the basic rules of evidence; a review of the psychological evidence; investigative interviews with children; stress; the evidence of children in other legal systems; proposals for reform
Summary "This is an account of the civil and criminal rules affecting children in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland reviewing them in the light of the findings of psychologists and social scientists and makes proposals for reform. There have been many important developments which include hearsay evidence which has become freely available in civil proceedings involving children in both England and Scotland; videotapes of earlier interviews which have become admissible in criminal proceedings in England; in Scotland the law has been changed to allow the whole of a child's evidence in a criminal case to be taken ahead of trial on commission; there has been a wave of popular concern about "ritual abuse" amd among psychologists there is increasing concern about both "repressed" and "implanted" memories." -- Publisher's information
Analysis Great Britain
Law courts Evidence By Children
Great Britain
Law courts Evidence By Children
Notes Previous ed.: 1990
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [419]-455) and index
Subject Child witnesses -- Great Britain -- Psychological aspects.
Child witnesses -- Great Britain.
Evidence (Law) -- Great Britain.
Forensic psychology.
Author Flin, Rhona H.
LC no. 93244237
ISBN 1854312189