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Children's Testimony. A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice. Edition No. 2. Wiley Series in Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law

  • ID: 2174148
  • Book
  • July 2011
  • 482 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The second edition of Children’s Testimony is a fully up-to-date resource for practitioners and researchers working in forensic contexts and concerned with children's ability to provide reliable testimony about abuse.
  • Written for both practitioners and researchers working in forensic contexts, including investigative interviewers, police officers, lawyers, judges, expert witnesses, and social workers
  • Explores a range of issues involved with children's testimony and their ability to provide reliable testimony about experienced or witnessed events, including abuse
  • Avoids jargon and highly technical language
  • Includes a comprehensive range of contributions from an international group of practitioners and researchers to ensure topicality and relevance
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Series Preface.


1 Developmentally Sensitive Interviewing for Legal Purposes (Lindsay C. Malloy, David J. La Rooy, Michael E. Lamb, and Carmit Katz).

2 Setting Realistic Expectations: Developmental Characteristics, Capacities and Limitations (Michael E. Lamb, Lindsay C. Malloy, and David J. La Rooy).

3 The Development of Memory in Childhood (David J. La Rooy, Lindsay C. Malloy, and Michael E. Lamb).

4 Assessing the Competency of Child Witnesses: Best Practice Informed by Psychology and Law (Thomas D. Lyon).

5 Planning the Interview (Kevin Smith and Rebecca Milne).

6 Rapport Building in Investigative Interviews of Children (Irit Hershkowitz).

7 Practice Narratives (Kim P. Roberts, Sonja P. Brubacher, Martine B. Powell, and Heather L. Price).

8 Investigating Substantive Issues (Yael Orbach and Margaret-Ellen Pipe).

9 Reviewing the Case (Post-interview) (Trond Myklebust and Gavin E. Oxburgh).

10 Managing Children’s Emotional and Clinical Needs (Kathryn Kuehnle and Mary Connell).

11 Training Forensic Interviewers (Heather Stewart, Carmit Katz, and David J. La Rooy).

12 The Use of Supplementary Techniques in Forensic Interviews with Children (Deirdre A. Brown).

13 Children with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disorders (Lucy A. Henry, Caroline Bettenay, and Daniel P.J. Carney).

14 Evidence and Cross-Examination (John R. Spencer).

15 Children’s Disclosure Statements as Evidence in the United States Legal System (John E.B. Myers).

16 Consequences of Legal Involvement on Child Victims of Maltreatment (Jodi A. Quas and Mariya Sumaroka).

17 Expert Testimony (Bryan Tully).

18 Relationship between Research and Practice (Graham M. Davies and Lindsay C. Malloy).

19 Child Protection Considerations in the United States (Richard J. Gelles and Rebecca Brigham).

20 Facilitating Effective Participation by Children in the Legal System (Lindsay C. Malloy, David J. La Rooy, and Michael E. Lamb).

Appendix: The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Protocol: Interview Guide.


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Michael E. Lamb University of Cambridge, UK.

David J. La Rooy University of Abertay, Dundee, UK.

Lindsay C. Malloy University of Cambridge, UK.

Carmit Katz
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